She appears to be an amenable person.
An example of someone who may be amenable is a newly hired intern who is eager to do a good job and be well-liked.
- responsible or answerable
- open to persuasion; agreeable or responsive
Origin of amenableAnglo-French ; from Old French amener, to bring about, lead in ; from a-, to + mener, to lead ; from Classical Latin minare, to drive (animals) ; from minari, to threaten: see menace
- able to be controlled or affected by: an illness amenable to treatment
- readily influenced or persuaded by: amenable to suggestion
- that can be tested by: amenable to the laws of physics
- a. Willing to accept a suggestion or submit to authority: “a class that is all the more amenable to control for living perpetually under the threat of deportation” (Amitav Ghosh).b. Ready to consent; agreeable: Are you amenable to a change in schedule?
- Responsible to higher authority; accountable: amenable to the law. See Synonyms at responsible.
- Susceptible or open, as to testing or criticism: “The phenomenon of mind &ellipsis; is much more complex, though also more amenable to scientific investigation, than anyone suspected” (Michael D. Lemonick).
Origin of amenableProbably alteration of Middle English menable, from Old French, from mener, to lead, from Latin mināre, to drive, from minārī, to threaten, from minae, threats; see men-2 in Indo-European roots.
- a·me′na·bil′i·ty, a·me′na·ble·ness
(comparative more amenable, superlative most amenable)
From French as if *amenable, from amener (“to bring or lead, fetch in or to”), from a- + mener (“to lead, conduct”), from Late Latin minare (“to drive”), Latin deponent minari (“to threaten, menace”).
amenable - Legal Definition
- Legally answerable; required to respond; responsible; subject to.
- Capable of being tested, adjudged, or brought to judgment.
- Susceptible to; disposed toward; capable of being persuaded.