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AMENABLE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does amenable mean? 

AMENABLE (adjective)
  The adjective AMENABLE has 4 senses:

1. disposed or willing to comply
2. readily reacting to suggestions and influences
3. open to being acted upon in a certain way
4. liable to answer to a higher authority

  Familiarity information: AMENABLE used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


AMENABLE (adjective)


Sense 1amenable [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Disposed or willing to comply

Synonyms:

amenable; conformable

Context example:

someone amenable to persuasion

Similar:

compliant (disposed or willing to comply)


Sense 2amenable [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Readily reacting to suggestions and influences

Synonyms:

amenable; tractable; responsive

Context example:

a responsive student

Similar:

susceptible ((often followed by 'of' or 'to') yielding readily to or capable of)


Sense 3amenable [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Open to being acted upon in a certain way

Context examples:

an amenable hospitalization should not result in untimely death / the tumor was not amenable to surgical treatment

Similar:

susceptible ((often followed by 'of' or 'to') yielding readily to or capable of)


Sense 4amenable [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Liable to answer to a higher authority

Context example:

the president is amenable to the constitutional court

Similar:

responsible (worthy of or requiring responsibility or trust; or held accountable)


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