Meaning of AMENABLE in English


/ əˈmiːnəbl; NAmE / adjective


amenable (to sth) ( of people ) easy to control; willing to be influenced by sb/sth :

They had three very amenable children.

He seemed most amenable to my idea.


amenable to sth ( formal ) that you can treat in a particular way :

'Hamlet' is the least amenable of all Shakespeare's plays to being summarized.



late 16th cent. (in the sense liable to answer to a law or tribunal ): an Anglo-Norman French legal term, from Old French amener bring to from a- (from Latin ad ) to + mener bring (from late Latin minare drive animals, from Latin minari threaten).

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