amenable amenable  /ə ˈmɛ nə bəl/


  1. (adj) open to being acted upon in a certain way
  2. (adj) disposed or willing to comply
  3. (adj) readily reacting to suggestions and influences
  4. (adj) liable to answer to a higher authority


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  1. Michael favored the new presidential appointee, hoping that the new appointee will be amenable to his ideas.
  2. David thought it was a breakthrough idea, but his company, surprisingly was not amenable to the idea.
  3. By tomorrow afternoon, with an amenable weather, we hope to land in Antarctica.



  1. "We must use all our forces, and save lives at whatever costs," Wen told a meeting late Wednesday at the quake relief headquarters in Dujiangyan. "Life is the most precious thing, we must be amenable to the people and to history."
    on May 14, 2008 By: Wen Jiabao Source: AFP

  2. "The insurgency is not going to be amenable to a short-term fix," Mr. Emerson told a Kandahar news conference Friday. "The Taliban is not going to go away in my opinion - not in the near term. . . It will be something that will have to be...
    on Jul 26, 2008 By: David Emerson Source: Globe and Mail

  3. "Democracy demands that the religiously motivated translate their concerns into universal, rather than religion-specific, values," Obama said at the event in Washington. "It requires that their proposals be subject to argument, and amenable...
    on Jul 5, 2006 By: Barack Obama Source: BP News

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