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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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We hope it will be a place for advice, for tips, for conversation, for photos, for helping all us live more amenably with the wildlife in our midst.
As a literary theme that is common, the issue of sex(uality) has engaged the attention of authors across various genres and still presents itself amenably to whatever figurative or literal technique that is desired (or designed) by the writer.
Lemma 3.3 and Proposition 3.1 imply that for [[direct sum].sub.X] Z/2Z to act amenably on [[direct sum].sub.X] Z/2Z it is necessary that W(X') act amenably on X' for all X' [subset] X.
"Okay," said her son amenably, perhaps because he has often seen his dad vacuuming.
However, to make transition as easy as possible for Park Place residents, the firm launched an incentive program as a means to encourage residents to vacate early and amenably.