The chimpanzee differs from the gorilla in his amenability to civilisation.
Sulkiness at being thus thwarted replaced her earlier attempt at amenability.
The great issue was the amenability of the clergy to the civil tribunals.
Until the clansmen had opened and aired the festering sores of their grievances there lay in them no hope of amenability.
Because of his amenability the Alimentive can marry almost any type and be happy.
Slowly Tom rose and went, prodded into amenability by the muzzle of a rifle in the small of his back.
1590s, "liable," from Anglo-French amenable, Middle French amener "answerable" (to the law), from à "to" (see ad-) + mener "to lead," from Latin minare "to drive (cattle) with shouts," variant of minari "threaten" (see menace (n.)). Sense of "tractable" is from 1803, from notion of disposed to answer or submit to influence. Related: Amenably.