Amenably



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.
Historical Examples

With an iron grip on his nerves, he forced himself to stand stock-still, then back—ever so amenably—off the trail.
Unexplored! Allen Chaffee

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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