[ uh-mee-nuh-buhl, uh-men-uh- ]
/ əˈmi nə bəl, əˈmɛn ə- /
ready or willing to answer, act, agree, or yield; open to influence, persuasion, or advice; agreeable; submissive; 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
OTHER WORDS FROM amenable
a·me·na·bil·i·ty, a·me·na·ble·ness, nouna·me·na·bly, adverbnon·a·me·na·bil·i·ty, nounnon·a·me·na·ble, adjective
non·a·me·na·ble·ness, nounnon·a·me·na·bly, adverbun·a·me·na·ble, adjectiveun·a·me·na·bly, adverb
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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
/ (əˈmiːnəbəl) /
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 amenableamenability 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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