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a·me·na·ble

 (ə-mē′nə-bəl, ə-mĕn′ə-)
adj.
1.
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?
2. Responsible to higher authority; accountable: amenable to the law. See Synonyms at responsible.
3. Susceptible or open, as to testing or criticism: "The phenomenon of mind ... is much more complex, though also more amenable to scientific investigation, than anyone suspected" (Michael D. Lemonick).

[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; see men- in Indo-European roots.]

a·me′na·bil′i·ty, a·me′na·ble·ness n.
a·me′na·bly adv.

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
[C16: 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

a•me•na•ble

(əˈmi nə bəl, əˈmɛn ə-)

adj.
1. ready or willing to answer, act, agree, or yield; agreeable; tractable: amenable to criticism.
2. liable to be called to account; answerable; responsible: amenable to the law.
3. capable of being tested, tried, etc.: a theory amenable to experimentation.
[1590–1600; < Anglo-French, = Middle French amen(er) to lead to (a- a-5 + mener < Late Latin mināre to drive (animals), Latin minārī to threaten, menace) + -able -able]
a•me`na•bil′i•ty, n.
a•me′na•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.amenable - disposed or willing to comply; "someone amenable to persuasion"
compliant - disposed or willing to comply; "children compliant with the parental will"
2.amenable - readily reacting to suggestions and influencesamenable - readily reacting to suggestions and influences; "a responsive student"
susceptible - (often followed by `of' or `to') yielding readily to or capable of; "susceptible to colds"; "susceptible of proof"
3.amenable - open to being acted upon in a certain way; "an amenable hospitalization should not result in untimely death"; "the tumor was not amenable to surgical treatment"
susceptible - (often followed by `of' or `to') yielding readily to or capable of; "susceptible to colds"; "susceptible of proof"
4.amenable - liable to answer to a higher authority; "the president is amenable to the constitutional court"
responsible - worthy of or requiring responsibility or trust; or held accountable; "a responsible adult"; "responsible journalism"; "a responsible position"; "the captain is responsible for the ship's safety"; "the cabinet is responsible to the parliament"

amenable

adjective receptive, open, susceptible, responsive, agreeable, compliant, tractable, acquiescent, persuadable, able to be influenced I've never had a long-term relationship. I'm not amenable enough.
stubborn, intractable, inflexible, recalcitrant, unyielding, obstinate, unbending, obdurate, stiff-necked, pig-headed, mulish

amenable

adjective
1. Willing to carry out the wishes of others:
2. Legally obligated:
3. Ready and willing to receive favorably, as new ideas:
Translations

amenable

[əˈmiːnəbl] ADJ
1. (= responsive) amenable to argumentflexible, que se deja convencer
amenable to disciplinesumiso, dispuesto a dejarse disciplinar
amenable to reasondispuesto a entrar en razón
amenable to treatmentsusceptible de ser curado, curable
I'd like to visit you at home if you're amenableme gustaría hacerle una visita en su casa, si le parece bien
2. (Jur) → responsable (for de)

amenable

[əˈmiːnəbəl] adj
(= obliging) → serviable
(= responsive) amenable to sth [person] [+ change] → prêt(e) à qch; [+ advice] → disposé(e) à écouter qch, disposé(e) à suivre qch; [illness] [+ treatment] → sensible à qch, réactif/ive à qch
(= answerable) amenable to the law → responsable devant la loi

amenable

adj
(= responsive)zugänglich (→ to +dat); he is amenable to reasonable suggestionser ist vernünftigen Vorschlägen zugänglich; it is not amenable to this method of classificationes lässt sich in dieses Klassifikationssystem nicht einordnen
(Jur: = answerable) → verantwortlich; amenable to the lawdem Gesetz verantwortlich

amenable

[əˈmiːnəbl] adj amenable to (advice) → ben disposto/a verso
amenable to flattery → sensibile alle lusinghe
amenable to reason → ragionevole
References in classic literature ?
Trust me, good jailer, you shall briefly have peace in your house; and, I promise you, Mistress Prynne shall hereafter be more amenable to just authority than you may have found her heretofore.
Mind, I don't say a CRIME; I am not speaking of shedding of blood or any other guilty act, which might make the perpetrator amenable to the law: my word is ERROR.
Loscombe's clerks has proved amenable to a small pecuniary consideration, and has mentioned a circumstance which it may be of some importance to you to know.
He is the most friendly and amenable creature in existence; and as for advice
She had a lively perception of the foibles of others, and no reverence for her seniors, whom she thought dull, cautious, and ridiculously amenable by commonplaces.
The one would be amenable to personal punishment and disgrace; the person of the other is sacred and inviolable.
Remember that he has the strength of twenty men, and that, though our necks or our windpipes are of the common kind, and therefore breakable or crushable, his are not amenable to mere strength.
If asked how to cope with a great host of the enemy in orderly array and on the point of marching to the attack, I should say: "Begin by seizing something which your opponent holds dear; then he will be amenable to your will.
We speak of the keeping of a room as we would of the keeping of a picture - for both the picture and the room are amenable to those undeviating principles which regulate all varieties of art; and very nearly the same laws by which we decide on the higher merits of a painting, suffice for decision on the adjustment of a chamber.
On the last occasion he had escaped by a forensic quibble and not, as usual, by a private escapade; and it was a question whether at the moment he was amenable to the law or not.
She knew not how such an offence as hers might be classed by the laws of worldly politeness, to what a degree of unforgivingness it might with propriety lead, nor to what rigours of rudeness in return it might justly make her amenable.
It was doubtless due to his unremitting labors with the youthful Norman, during the period that the boy's character was most amenable to strong impressions, that the policy of the mighty outlaw was in many respects pure and lofty.