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amenable

[ uh-mee-nuh-buhl, uh-men-uh- ]
/ əˈmi nə bəl, əˈmɛn ə- /
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adjective
ready or willing to answer, act, agree, or yield; open to influence, persuasion, or advice; agreeable; submissive; tractable tractable: an amenable servant.
liable to be called to account; answerable; legally responsible: You are amenable for this debt.
capable of or agreeable to being tested, tried, analyzed, etc.
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Origin of amenable

First recorded in 1590–1600; from Anglo-French, equivalent to Middle French amen(er) “to lead to” (a- a-5 + mener, from Late Latin mināre “to push, impel,” from Latin minārī “to threaten”) + -able -able

OTHER WORDS FROM amenable

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH amenable

amenable , amendable, emendable
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British Dictionary definitions for amenable

amenable
/ (əˈmiːnəbəl) /

adjective
open or susceptible to suggestion; likely to listen, cooperate, etc
accountable for behaviour to some authority; answerable
capable of being or liable to be tested, judged, etc

Derived forms of amenable

amenability or amenableness, nounamenably, adverb

Word Origin for amenable

C16: from Anglo-French, from Old French amener to lead up, from Latin mināre to drive (cattle), from minārī to threaten
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