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 (ə-mē′nə-bəl, ə-mĕn′ə-)
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.
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Noun1.amenability - the trait of being cooperativeamenability - the trait of being cooperative  
tractability, tractableness, flexibility - the trait of being easily persuaded
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The quality or state of willingly carrying out the wishes of others:
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n (= responsiveness: of people) → Zugänglichkeit f; the amenability of these data to the theorydie Möglichkeit, diese Daten in die Theorie einzuordnen
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Both sides expressed guarded amenability to the idea.
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Diplomats clarify to their own governments how a small accommodation to the needs of another nation creates a reciprocal situation, and therefore an atmosphere of amenability conducive to agreement.