- s disposed or willing to comply
someone amenable to persuasion
- s readily reacting to suggestions and influences
- s open to being acted upon in a certain way
an amenable hospitalization should not result in untimely death
the tumor was not amenable to surgical treatment
- s liable to answer to a higher authority
the president is amenable to the constitutional court
- David thought it was a breakthrough idea, but his company, surprisingly was not so amenable to it.
- By tomorrow afternoon, with an amenable weather, we hope to land in Antarctica.
- Michael favored the new presidential appointee, hoping that the new appointee will be amenable to his ideas.
- Wen Jiabao in AFP
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."
- David Emerson in Globe and Mail
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...
- Barack Obama in BP News
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...