Amenable



ready or willing to answer, act, agree, or yield; open to influence, persuasion, or advice; agreeable; submissive; tractable:
an amenable servant.
liable to be called to account; answerable; legally responsible:
You are amenable for this debt.
capable of or agreeable to being tested, tried, analyzed, etc.
Contemporary Examples

Which they would, because the Democratic caucus is already heterogeneous enough to be amenable to compromise.
Michael Tomasky on Obama’s Delusions About the GOP’s ‘Fever’ Breaking Michael Tomasky June 6, 2012

And one reason no one quite has is that the moment has never been as amenable as the current one to its resonance.
Michael Tomasky: Obama Finally Seizes the Moment in His Kansas Speech Michael Tomasky December 6, 2011

Haase also seemed to be amenable to the idea, but not as open as Kohlaas.
Alaska GOP Civil War Shushannah Walshe August 26, 2010

The question for Republicans is whether it plays in places where the public is amenable to something like the Medicaid expansion.
Everything is Obamacare! Jamelle Bouie March 2, 2014

The strategy will be to stimulate crises that will be amenable to resolution by the transfer of resources.
Nice Little Peace Agreement You Have There David Frum June 28, 2012

Historical Examples

And then he was amenable to flattery, and few that are so are proof against the leading-strings of their flatterers.
Orley Farm Anthony Trollope

They will require a little wine, to mellow the austerity of age, and make them amenable to the laws.
Laws Plato

If he thinks any one is going to be amenable to it, he talks to them quietly; if not, he only behaves affectionately to them.
Three Dramas Bjrnstjerne M. Bjrnson

Philip, finding her so amenable, tried to discuss their future plans.
Where Angels Fear to Tread E. M. Forster

Nurse was a foreigner, a Christian Liberian woman, who was not amenable to the interdict.
Fetichism in West Africa Robert Hamill Nassau

adjective
open or susceptible to suggestion; likely to listen, cooperate, etc
accountable for behaviour to some authority; answerable
capable of being or liable to be tested, judged, etc
adj.

1590s, “liable,” from Anglo-French amenable, Middle French amener “answerable” (to the law), from à “to” (see ad-) + mener “to lead,” from Latin minare “to drive (cattle) with shouts,” variant of minari “threaten” (see menace (n.)). Sense of “tractable” is from 1803, from notion of disposed to answer or submit to influence. Related: Amenably.

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