amenable /əˈmiːnəb(ə)l/


I. adjective

1. open and responsive to suggestion; easily persuaded or controlled

parents who have amenable children.
2. ( amenable to) capable of being acted upon in a particular way; susceptible

cardiac failure not amenable to medical treatment.
II. derivatives

1. amenability /əmiːnəˈbɪlɪti /

2. amenably

– origin late 16th cent. (in the sense ‘liable to answer to a law or tribunal’): an Anglo-Norman French legal term, from Old French amener ‘bring to’ from a- (from Latin ad) ‘to’ + mener ‘bring’ (from late Latin minare ‘drive animals’, from Latin minari ‘threaten’).

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