[ US /əˈmɛnəbəɫ, əˈminəbəɫ/ ]
[ UK /ɐmˈiːnəbə‍l/ ]
  1. liable to answer to a higher authority
    the president is amenable to the constitutional court
  2. disposed or willing to conform
    someone amenable to the instruction of others
  3. responsive to suggestions and influences
    a tractable student
    an amenable child
  4. open to being acted upon in a certain way
    the tumor was not amenable to surgical treatment
    an amenable hospitalization should not result in untimely death
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How To Use amenable In A Sentence

  • She might be more amenable to the idea if you explained how much money it would save.
  • Not for a minute had she believed fate would be so amenable as to arrange for him to fall madly in love with her. WHOLE SECRET LOVE
  • In July he was arguing that the British should use their influence to make the Poles more amenable to German demands.
  • Such conditions may be much more amenable to medical intervention than chronic conditions.
  • Now that Sandals has shown he'll flip flop, and since we already know he takes PAC money, that makes him appear much more likely to be "amenable" and owing to the NOW PAC. Printing: N.O.W. Blows it AGAIN on PA Senate Race
  • I think -" "I've a pretty little mare, pure Arab - bought her for breeding, but she's proving deuced picky, altogether unamenable. ON A WILD NIGHT
  • We begin by modifying the photo to create an image which is amenable to analysis: calculations of box dimension require a completely black and white image - no greyscale is allowed.
  • After some initial skirmishes, the company managed to entrench its rule, often through the authority of amenable local rulers.
  • These observations suggest that the mutated tyrosine phosphatases are tumor suppressor genes, regulating cellular pathways that may be amenable to therapeutic intervention.
  • For example, the vexed problem of alcohol abuse is argued by some to be amenable to outside intervention.
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