Search Result for "amenable":
1. disposed or willing to comply;
- Example: "someone amenable to persuasion"
[syn: amenable, conformable]
2. readily reacting to suggestions and influences;
- Example: "a responsive student"
[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. [1913 Webster] 2. Liable to be brought to account or punishment; answerable; responsible; accountable; as, amenable to law. [1913 Webster] Nor is man too diminutive . . . to be amenable to the divine government. --I. Taylor. [1913 Webster] 3. Liable to punishment, a charge, a claim, etc. [1913 Webster] 4. Willing to yield or submit; responsive; tractable. [1913 Webster] Sterling . . . always was amenable enough to counsel. --Carlyle. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
amenable 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, zealousBouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):
AMENABLE. Responsible; subject to answer in a court of justice liable to punishment.