Origin of amenable
Examples from the Web for amenable
The politics look potentially most amenable in Pennsylvania, and even there a GOP legislature has to go along.
After all, plenty of folks would be amenable to, or perhaps even charmed by, the idea of an untraditional marriage.
The question for Republicans is whether it plays in places where the public is amenable to something like the Medicaid expansion.
Despite his reputation as a ruthless practitioner of attrition warfare, Grant was amenable to Lee's request.
The strategy will be to stimulate crises that will be amenable to resolution by the transfer of resources.
The females, when in a hurry to get out, do as much, if they find the tube at all amenable to the process.Bramble-bees and Others|J. Henri Fabre
The children are docile, obedient, and good-natured, and are most amenable to religious principles.
Winds, laik everything else, are amenable to control, if you only know how to control them.The Way of the Wind|Zoe Anderson Norris
My uncle, so amenable in most matters, proved Inexorable on this point.The Woman in the Alcove|Anna Katharine Green
They are amenable to law, and must be tried by the very same process by which men are tried.Samantha Among the Brethren, Part 7.|Josiah Allen's Wife (Marietta Holley)
British Dictionary definitions for amenable
Word Origin for amenable
Word Origin and History for amenable
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.