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Definitions for amenable
əˈmi nə bəl, əˈmɛn ə-amenable

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. amenable, conformable(adj)

    disposed or willing to comply

    "someone amenable to persuasion"

  2. amenable, tractable(adj)

    readily reacting to suggestions and influences

    "a responsive student"

  3. amenable(adj)

    open to being acted upon in a certain way

    "an amenable hospitalization should not result in untimely death"; "the tumor was not amenable to surgical treatment"

  4. amenable(adj)

    liable to answer to a higher authority

    "the president is amenable to the constitutional court"

Wiktionary

  1. amenable(Adjective)

    Willing to respond to persuasion or suggestions.

  2. amenable(Adjective)

    Willing to comply with; agreeable.

  3. Origin: From as if *amenable, from amener, from a- + mener, from minare, Latin deponent minari.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Amenable(adj)

    easy to be led; governable, as a woman by her husband

  2. Amenable(adj)

    liable to be brought to account or punishment; answerable; responsible; accountable; as, amenable to law

  3. Amenable(adj)

    liable to punishment, a charge, a claim, etc

  4. Amenable(adj)

    willing to yield or submit; responsive; tractable

  5. Origin: [F. amener to lead; (L. ad) = mener to lead, fr. L. minare to drive animals (properly by threatening cries), in LL. to lead; L. minari, to threaten, minae threats. See Menace.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Amenable

    a-mēn′a-bl, adj. easy to be led or governed: liable or subject to.—ns. Amenabil′ity, Amen′ableness.—adv. Amen′ably. [Fr. amener, to lead—a = L. ad, and mener, to lead—Low L. mināre, to lead, to drive (as cattle)—L. mināri, to threaten.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of amenable in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of amenable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of amenable in a Sentence

  1. Mitt Romney:

    I think it's very natural for people to look at circumstances and see them in the light that's most amenable to maintaining their power and doing things to preserve their power.

  2. Neal Katyal:

    President Trump can try to argue that presidents are not amenable to subpoena under our Constitution, and that even if they are, the subpoena must be very narrow in scope, those are difficult arguments to make, but not impossible ones.

  3. Marc Baum:

    You’re very limited with the range of drugs that are amenable to this technology, they have to be potent, have a long half-life in the body and be very soluble.

  4. Analyst Jones:

    Jemaah Islamiyah believe deeply Jemaah Islamiyah have to be ready... once the political situation becomes more amenable to make a push for an Islamic state.

  5. Kunal Cheema:

    To prevent the infringement of the fundamental right to life of millions of Indian children, who have become amenable to kidnapping or abandonment, a thorough impartial CBI probe is required.

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Translations for amenable

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  • отзивчив, послушен, поддаващ се, сговорчив, податливBulgarian
  • gefügig, fügsam, zugängig, ansprechbar, zugänglichGerman
  • σύμφωνος, πρόθυμοςGreek
  • receptivo, agradable, susceptibleSpanish
  • تابعPersian
  • vastaanottavainen, myöntyväinenFinnish
  • conciliantFrench
  • ngawhereMāori
  • mottageligNorwegian
  • послушный, сговорчивыйRussian
  • verebilir, bağlı, olan, yumuşak başlıTurkish
  • chịu trách nhiệmVietnamese
  • 适合Chinese

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