Meaning of AMENABLE in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ə-ˈmē-nə-bəl, -ˈme- ]


Etymology: Anglo-French, from amener to bring, compel, from a- (from 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


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 -ˌmē-nə-ˈbil-ət-ē, -ˌme- noun

• ame·na·bly -ˈmē-nə-blē, -ˈme- adverb

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