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Amenable definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

1. In old law, easy to be led; governable, as a woman by her husband. [This sense is obsolete.]
2. Liable to answer; responsible; answerable; liable to be called to account; as, every man is amenable to the laws.
We retain this idiom in the popular phrase, to bring in, to make answerable; as a man is brought in to pay the debt of another.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: disposed or willing to comply; "someone amenable to persuasion" [syn: amenable, conformable]
2: readily reacting to suggestions and influences; "a responsive student" [syn: amenable, tractable]
3: open to being acted upon in a certain way; "an amenable hospitalization should not result in untimely death"; "the tumor was not amenable to surgical treatment"
4: liable to answer to a higher authority; "the president is amenable to the constitutional court"

Merriam Webster's

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 <citizens amenable to the law> 2. 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 amenability noun amenably adverb

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. 1 responsive, tractable. 2 (often foll. by to) (of a person) responsible to law. 3 (foll. by to) (of a thing) subject or liable. Derivatives: amenability n. amenableness n. amenably adv. Etymology: AF (Law) f. F amener bring to f. a- to + mener bring f. LL minare drive animals f. L minari threaten

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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 woman by her husband. [Obs.] --Jacob. 2. Liable to be brought to account or punishment; answerable; responsible; accountable; as, amenable to law. Nor is man too diminutive . . . to be amenable to the divine government. --I. Taylor. 3. Liable to punishment, a charge, a claim, etc. 4. Willing to yield or submit; responsive; tractable. Sterling . . . always was amenable enough to counsel. --Carlyle.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

If you are amenable to something, you are willing to do it or accept it. The Jordanian leader seemed amenable to attending a conference... = agreeable ADJ: usu v-link ADJ, oft ADJ to n/-ing

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. 1. Accountable, liable, responsible, answerable. 2. Open (to), within the reach (of), able to be influenced (by), impressible (by), pliant (to).

Moby Thesaurus

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