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From French as if *amenable, from amener (“to bring or lead, fetch in or to”), from a- + mener (“to lead, conduct”), from Late Latin mināre (“to drive”), Latin deponent minārī (“to threaten, menace”).
- Willing to respond to persuasion or suggestions.
- Willing to comply; easily led.
- Liable to be brought to account, to a charge or claim; responsible; accountable; answerable.
- (law) Liable to the legal authority of (something).
- decisions of the Boards of Appeal are amenable to actions before the Court of Justice of the European Communities
- (mathematics, of a group) Being a locally compact topological group carrying a kind of averaging operation on bounded functions that is invariant under translation by group elements.
willing to respond to persuasion or suggestions
willing to comply with; agreeable
- “amenable” in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- “amenable” in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
- amenable at OneLook Dictionary Search