amenable

  • 1 amenable — ame·na·ble /ə mē nə bəl, me / adj 1: legally subject or answerable the corporation is not amenable to suit in New York 2 a: suited by nature an adult is not amenable to a juvenile treatment program b: readily yielding, submitting, or cooperating …

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  • 2 Amenable — A*me na*ble, a. [F. amener to lead; ? (L. ad) = mener to lead, fr. L. minare to drive animals (properly by threatening cries), in LL. to lead; L. minari, to threaten, minae threats. See {Menace}.] 1. (Old Law) Easy to be led; governable, as a… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 amenable — [ə mē′nə bəl, əmen′əbəl] adj. [Anglo Fr < OFr amener, to bring about, lead in < a , to + mener, to lead < L minare, to drive (animals) < minari, to threaten: see MENACE] 1. responsible or answerable 2. able to be controlled or… …

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  • 4 amenable — (adj.) 1590s, liable, from Anglo Fr. amenable, M.Fr. amener answerable (to the law), from à to (see AD (Cf. ad )) + mener to lead, from L. minare to drive (cattle) with shouts, variant of minari threaten (see MENACE …

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  • 5 amenable — [adj1] willing, cooperative acquiescent, agreeable, biddable, docile, influenceable, manageable, obedient, open, persuadable, pliable, responsive, susceptible, tractable; concept 404 Ant. intractable, nonconforming, uncooperative, unwilling… …

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  • 6 amenable — ► ADJECTIVE 1) willing to respond to persuasion or suggestions. 2) (amenable to) capable of being acted on. DERIVATIVES amenability noun amenably adverb. ORIGIN from Old French amener bring to , from Latin minari threaten …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 amenable — 1 answerable, liable, accountable, *responsible Analogous words: open, subject, *liable: *subordinate, dependent, subject Antonyms: independent (of): autonomous Contrasted words: autocratic, arbitrary, *absolute: * …

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  • 8 amenable — a|me|na|ble [əˈmi:nəbəl US əˈmi:n əˈmen ] adj [Date: 1500 1600; : Old French; Origin: amener to lead up , from mener to lead ] 1.) willing to accept what someone says or does without arguing ▪ She was always a very amenable child. amenable to ▪… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 9 amenable — a|me|na|ble [ ə minəbl ] adjective 1. ) willing to do something or to agree with someone: He seemed perfectly amenable last night. amenable to: European leaders were more amenable to the idea. 2. ) amenable to capable of being treated or dealt… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 10 amenable — UK [əˈmiːnəb(ə)l] / US [əˈmɪnəb(ə)l] adjective 1) willing to do something or to agree with someone He seemed perfectly amenable last night. amenable to: European leaders were more amenable to the idea. 2) capable of being treated or dealt with in …

    English dictionary

  • 11 amenable — adjective 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 …

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  • 12 amenable — adj. amenable to (amenable to compromise) * * * [ə miːnəb(ə)l] amenable to (amenable to compromise) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 13 amenable — [[t]əmi͟ːnəb(ə)l[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu v link ADJ, oft ADJ to n/ ing If you are amenable to something, you are willing to do it or accept it. The Jordanian leader seemed amenable to attending a conference... I never had a long term relationship as …

    English dictionary

  • 14 amenable — a•me•na•ble [[t]əˈmi nə bəl, əˈmɛn ə [/t]] adj. 1) ready or willing to answer, act, agree, or yield; agreeable; tractable: amenable to criticism[/ex] 2) liable to be called to account; answerable; responsible: amenable to the law[/ex] 3) capable… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 15 amenable — 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… …

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  • 16 amenable — adj. VERBS ▪ be, prove ▪ seem ▪ find sb/sth ▪ render sth ADVERB ▪ …

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  • 17 amenable — adjective 1) an amenable child Syn: cooperative, acquiescent, compliant, accommodating, obliging, biddable, manageable, controllable, governable, persuadable, tractable, responsive, pliant, malleable, complaisant, easily handled; rare persuasi …

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  • 18 amenable — /əˈmɛnəbəl / (say uh menuhbuhl), /əˈmin / (say uh meen ) adjective 1. disposed or ready to answer, yield, or submit; submissive; tractable: * Oh I m amenable, Virginia said. –sumner locke elliott, 1981. 2. liable to be called to account;… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 19 amenable — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. agreeable; pliant, yielding, submissive; liable. See duty, consent. Ant., stubborn. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. tractable, manageable, agreeable, responsive; see docile . See Synonym Study at docile …

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  • 20 amenable to — capable of being treated in a particular way. → amenable …

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