Amenable to the law.
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.
Are you amenable to a change in schedule?
- able to be controlled or affected byAn illness amenable to treatment.
- readily influenced or persuaded byamenable to suggestion.
- that can be tested byamenable to the laws of physics.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of amenable
- Probably alteration of Middle English menable from Old French from mener to lead from Latin mināre to drive from minārī to threaten from minae threats men-2 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- 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”).