Amenable definition

ə-mēnə-bəl, ə-mĕnə-
Responsible or answerable.
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Open to persuasion; agreeable or responsive.
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Responsible to higher authority; accountable.

Amenable to the law.

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The definition of amenable is someone who is agreeable or willing to be persuaded.

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.

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Susceptible or open, as to testing or criticism.
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Willing to accept a suggestion or submit to authority.
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Ready to consent; agreeable.

Are you amenable to a change in schedule?

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Legally answerable; required to respond; responsible; subject to.
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Capable of being tested, adjudged, or brought to judgment.
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Susceptible to; disposed toward; capable of being persuaded.
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Willing to comply with; agreeable.
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(mathematics, of a group) Being a locally compact topological group carrying a kind of averaging operation on bounded functions that is invariant under translation by group elements.
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amenable to
  • 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.
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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”).

    From Wiktionary