[syn: amenable, tractable]
3. open to being acted upon in a certain way;
- Example: "an amenable hospitalization should not result in untimely death"
- Example: "the tumor was not amenable to surgical treatment"
4. liable to answer to a higher authority;
- Example: "the president is amenable to the constitutional court"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 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"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
97 Moby Thesaurus words for "amenable":
accessible, accommodating, accountable, acquiescent, adaptable,
adapting, adaptive, adjusting, advance, agreeable, alacritous,
ameliorate, amend, answerable, ardent, better, biddable,
chargeable, compliant, consenting, content, cooperative, dependent,
disposed, docile, eager, elevate, emend, enthusiastic, fain,
favorable, favorably disposed, favorably inclined, forward, game,
help, humble, impressionable, in the mind, in the mood, inclined,
influenceable, liable, lift, malleable, meek, meliorate, mend,
minded, movable, obedient, open, open-minded, passive, persuadable,
persuasible, pervious, plastic, pliable, pliant, predisposed,
promote, prompt, prone, quick, raise, ready, ready and willing,
receptive, reconciled, rectify, repair, resigned, responsible,
responsible for, responsive, right, suasible, subdued, subject,
submissive, subordinate, suggestible, susceptible, swayable, tame,
to blame, tractable, uncomplaining, unresisting, weak,
well-disposed, well-inclined, willed, willing, willinghearted,
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):
AMENABLE. Responsible; subject to answer in a court of justice liable to