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Meaning of AMENABLE

Pronunciation:  u'meenubul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  disposed or willing to comply; "someone amenable to persuasion"; "the spirit indeed is willing but the flesh is weak"- Matthew 26:41
  2. [adj]  responsible to a higher authority; "amenable to a small-scale form of enquiry"; "amenable data"; "is it to be contended that the heads of departments are not amenable to the laws?"- John Marshall
 

AMENABLE is a 8 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: accountable, answerable, compliant, responsive, subject to(p), testable, tractable, willing
 
 Antonyms: unamenable
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

 
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