disposed or willing to comply
"someone amenable to persuasion"
readily reacting to suggestions and influences
"a responsive student"
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"
liable to answer to a higher authority
"the president is amenable to the constitutional court"
Willing to respond to persuasion or suggestions.
Willing to comply with; agreeable.
Origin: From as if *amenable, from amener, from a- + mener, from minare, Latin deponent minari.
easy to be led; governable, as a woman by her husband
liable to be brought to account or punishment; answerable; responsible; accountable; as, amenable to law
liable to punishment, a charge, a claim, etc
willing to yield or submit; responsive; tractable
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
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.]
The numerical value of amenable in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of amenable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
This study is important because it focuses on a risk factor that is amenable to intervention in later life and could potentially postpone cognitive decline.
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.
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.
We would never want to say that early intervention is the only thing that's needed in autism, but there's something about early development that might be amenable to intervention.
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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- отзивчив, послушен, поддаващ се, сговорчив, податливBulgarian
- gefügig, fügsam, zugängig, ansprechbar, zugänglichGerman
- σύμφωνος, πρόθυμοςGreek
- receptivo, agradable, susceptibleSpanish
- vastaanottavainen, myöntyväinenFinnish
- послушный, сговорчивыйRussian
- verebilir, bağlı, olan, yumuşak başlıTurkish
- chịu trách nhiệmVietnamese
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