Adjective "amenable" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Open and responsive to suggestion; easily persuaded or controlled.
  1. 'The company must negotiate the planning departments of many UK local councils, and Howes diplomatically suggests that some are more amenable than others.'
  2. 'Therefore our interest in a publicly neutral chairperson is solely focused on creating the most amenable context for conducting the discussion.'
  3. 'What is not to be regretted is the passing of the typewriter: it was the least amenable tool, requiring such a tedious process to make corrections that it encouraged writers to leave imperfect work unamended.'
  4. 'And, sometimes, the one obstruction to an amenable compromise is yet another rule-book that someone somewhere imagined would be helpful.'
  5. 'Not that that will worry the 26-year-old Swede, who, despite a speech disability, is as amenable and communicative as Webb is often abrasive.'
  6. 'Visibly thrilled over his visit, Sreejaya says that contrary to apprehension that he would be cold and remote, the Prince came across as a very amenable and caring person.'
  7. 'They'll find me pretty amenable if we're winning.'
  8. 'For me, the great appeal to doing an album was that the medium is amenable - you can actually do it yourself.'
  9. 'It has the reputation of being amenable and friendly.'
  10. 'The ladies have been very amenable so far, some of them spoke out at the meeting, stood up and identified themselves and asked questions.'
  11. 'cardiac failure not amenable to medical treatment'
  12. 'One of them told her that she had even spoken to the woman about her, and that the woman was amenable to seeing her.'
  13. 'Very few web sites are not amenable to this way of thinking.'
  14. 'However, he said it appeared that the Prison Service was amenable to the issues raised.'
  15. 'The hotel staff say that children are more amenable to new ideas and thus the game has more of an impact on them.'
  16. 'When anger turns into rage, it is no longer amenable to reason and can easily erupt into violence.'
  17. 'Nor is the exercise upon which the court is engaged amenable to such an answer.'
  18. 'This may be in part because it is a younger art, and one more amenable to modern sensibilities.'
  19. 'Beech is usually quite amenable to hard cutting back, as long as it gets plenty of light it will quickly sprout new shoots from the older wood.'
  20. 'They are very amenable to this sort of treatment and the resulting new growth can be clipped into simple egg shapes or cubes, for example.'
  21. 'We are always amenable to trying out new songs or developing the programme to cater for more and more people.'


1. ready or willing to answer, act, agree, or yield; open to influence, persuasion, or advice; agreeable; submissive; tractable: an amenable servant.

2. liable to be called to account; answerable; legally responsible: You are amenable for this debt.

3. capable of or agreeable to being tested, tried, analyzed, etc.

More examples(as adjective)

"stations can be amenable to treatments."

"places can be amenable to people."

"people can be amenable to people."

"people can be amenable to cooperations."

"golds can be amenable to recoveries."

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Late 16th century (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’).