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Definition of "amenable" []

  • Responsive to advice, authority, or suggestion; willing. (adjective)
  • Responsible to higher authority; accountable: amenable to the law. See Synonyms at responsible. (adjective)
  • Susceptible or open, as to testing or criticism: "The phenomenon of mind . . . is much more complex, though also more amenable to scientific investigation, than anyone suspected” ( Michael D. Lemonick). (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "amenable" in a sentence
  • "Even in straight achievement terms amenable to current games, imagine for example a paladin who gained bonuses for things like making a personal sacrifice for weaker members of a party your paladin receives buffs when rezzing if by your death the mob was killed while other party members who had sustained over 50% damage did not die."
  • "And the White House has always believed that that would eventually occur, and occur more or less on terms amenable to both sides."
  • "Magistrates hold their offices as trustees for the people, and they are amenable, that is, answerable, to the people."