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amenable (adj.)

1590s, "liable to make answer or defense, accountable," from Anglo-French amenable, from Old French amener "bring, take, conduct, lead" (to the law), from "to" (see ad-) + mener "to lead," from Latin minare "to drive (cattle) with shouts," variant of minari "to threaten," also "to jut, project" (from PIE root *men- (2) "to project"). Sense of "tractable" is from 1803, from notion of "disposed to answer or submit to influence." Related: Amenably.

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Definitions of amenable

amenable (adj.)
disposed or willing to conform;
someone amenable to the instruction of others
Synonyms: conformable
amenable (adj.)
responsive to suggestions and influences;
an amenable child
Synonyms: tractable
amenable (adj.)
open to being acted upon in a certain way;
the tumor was not amenable to surgical treatment
an amenable hospitalization should not result in untimely death
amenable (adj.)
liable to answer to a higher authority;
the president is amenable to the constitutional court
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