Amenable Definition

ə-mēnə-bəl, ə-mĕnə-
Willing to accept a suggestion or submit to authority.
American Heritage
Responsible or answerable.
Webster's New World
Ready to consent; agreeable.
Are you amenable to a change in schedule?
American Heritage
Open to persuasion; agreeable or responsive.
Webster's New World
Responsible to higher authority; accountable.
Amenable to the law.
American Heritage

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Amenable

  • amenable to

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

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