Meaning of AMENABLE in English


[] adj [prob. fr. (assumed) AF, fr. MF amener to lead up, fr. OF, fr. a- (fr. L ad-) + mener to lead, fr. LL minare to drive, fr. L minari to threaten--more at mount] (1596) 1: liable to be brought to account: answerable "citizens ~ to the law"

2. a: capable of submission (as to judgment or test): suited "the data is ~ to analysis" b: readily brought to yield, submit, or cooperate c: willing 1 "was ~ to spending more time at home" syn see responsible, obedient -- n -- adv

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