Meaning of AMENABLE in English


— amenability, amenableness , n. — amenably , adv.

/euh mee"neuh beuhl, euh men"euh-/ , adj.

1. ready or willing to answer, act, agree, or yield; open to influence, persuasion, or advice; agreeable; submissive; tractable: an amenable servant.

2. liable to be called to account; answerable; legally responsible: You are amenable for this debt.

3. capable of or agreeable to being tested, tried, analyzed, etc.

[ 1590-1600; amen ( er ) to lead to ( a- A- 5 + mener minare for L minari to drive) + -able -ABLE ]

Syn. 1. manageable, docile, easy. 3. open, subject.

Ant. 1. stubborn, recalcitrant.

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .