Origin of amenable
Examples from the Web for amenably
With an iron grip on his nerves, he forced himself to stand stock-still, then back—ever so amenably—off the trail.Unexplored!|Allen Chaffee
British Dictionary definitions for amenably
Word Origin for amenable
Word Origin and History for amenably
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.