amenable

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
a•me•na•ble /əˈminəbəl, əˈmɛnə-/USA pronunciation   adj. [usually: be + ~ + to]
  1. ready or willing to answer, act, agree, or yield:The author was amenable to making a few changes.
  2. liable to be called to account;
    answerable;
    responsible: All citizens are amenable to the law.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
a•me•na•ble  (ə mēnə bəl, ə menə-),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. ready or willing to answer, act, agree, or yield;
    open to influence, persuasion, or advice;
    agreeable;
    submissive;
    tractable:an amenable servant.
  2. liable to be called to account;
    answerable;
    legally responsible:You are amenable for this debt.
  3. capable of or agreeable to being tested, tried, analyzed, etc.
a•me′na•bili•ty, a•mena•ble•ness, n. 
a•mena•bly, adv. 
  • Late Latin mināre for Latin minārī to drive) + -able -able
  • Anglo-French, equivalent. to Middle French amen(er) to lead to (a- a-5 + mener
  • 1590–1600
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged manageable, docile, easy.
    • 3.See corresponding entry in Unabridged open, subject.
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged stubborn, recalcitrant.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

amenable /əˈmiːnəbəl/ adj
  1. open or susceptible to suggestion; likely to listen, cooperate, etc
  2. accountable for behaviour to some authority; answerable
  3. capable of being or liable to be tested, judged, etc
Etymology: 16th Century: from Anglo-French, from Old French amener to lead up, from Latin mināre to drive (cattle), from minārī to threaten

aˌmenaˈbility, aˈmenableness n aˈmenably adv



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