amenable Definition

  • 1open and responsive to suggestion; easily persuaded or controlled
  • 2liable to be called to account; answerable

Using amenable: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "amenable" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    He was amenable to their request for a pay rise.

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    The company is amenable to change.

  • Example

    The government is amenable to criticism.

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    The suspect is amenable to the law.

amenable Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with amenable

  • willing to listen to and be persuaded by logical arguments


    She is amenable to reason and willing to change her mind if presented with a convincing argument.

  • open to receiving advice or ideas from others


    He is amenable to suggestion and always willing to consider new approaches to problem-solving.

  • willing to follow rules and regulations, and accept punishment when necessary


    The soldiers were amenable to discipline and followed orders without question.

Origins of amenable

from Old French 'amener', meaning 'to bring in'


Summary: amenable in Brief

The term 'amenable' [əˈmiːnəbl] describes someone who is open and responsive to suggestion, easily persuaded or controlled. It can also mean liable to be called to account or answerable. Examples include 'He was amenable to their request for a pay rise' and 'The suspect is amenable to the law.' Phrases like 'amenable to reason' and 'amenable to suggestion' denote willingness to listen to and be persuaded by others.

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