Meaning of AMENABLE in English

AMENABLE

adj.

Pronunciation: ə - ' m ē -n ə -b ə l, - ' me-

Function: adjective

Etymology: Anglo-French, from amener to bring, compel, from a- (fr. Latin ad- ) + mener to lead, from Late Latin minare to drive, from Latin minari to threaten ― more at MOUNT

Date: 1596

1 : liable to be brought to account : ANSWERABLE <citizens amenable to the law>

2 a : capable of submission (as to judgment or test) : SUITED <the data is amenable to analysis> b : readily brought to yield, submit, or cooperate <a government not amenable to change> c : WILLING 1 <was amenable to spending more time at home>

synonyms see RESPONSIBLE , OBEDIENT

– ame · na · bil · i · ty \ - ˌ m ē -n ə - ' bil- ə t- ē , - ˌ me- \ noun

– ame · na · bly \ - ' m ē -n ə -bl ē , - ' me- \ adverb

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