amenable adj
Religious people can be very amen-able.

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  • amenable — ame·na·ble /ə mē nə bəl, me / adj 1: legally subject or answerable the corporation is not amenable to suit in New York 2 a: suited by nature an adult is not amenable to a juvenile treatment program b: readily yielding, submitting, or cooperating …   Law dictionary

  • amenable — (adj.) 1590s, liable, from Anglo Fr. amenable, M.Fr. amener answerable (to the law), from à to (see AD (Cf. ad )) + mener to lead, from L. minare to drive (cattle) with shouts, variant of minari threaten (see MENACE …   Etymology dictionary

  • amenable — adj. amenable to (amenable to compromise) * * * [ə miːnəb(ə)l] amenable to (amenable to compromise) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • amenable — [ə mē′nə bəl, əmen′əbəl] adj. [Anglo Fr < OFr amener, to bring about, lead in < a , to + mener, to lead < L minare, to drive (animals) < minari, to threaten: see MENACE] 1. responsible or answerable 2. able to be controlled or… …   English World dictionary

  • amenable — adj. VERBS ▪ be, prove ▪ seem ▪ find sb/sth ▪ render sth ADVERB ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • amenable — adj 1. agreeable, reasonable, persuadable; compliant, pliant, flexible, conformable, adaptable; yielding, acquiescent, submissive, deferential, obedient; docile, manageable, governable, tractable. 2. liable, accountable, answerable, chargeable,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • amenable — adj. 1 responsive, tractable. 2 (often foll. by to) (of a person) responsible to law. 3 (foll. by to) (of a thing) subject or liable. Derivatives: amenability n. amenableness n. amenably adv. Etymology: AF (Law) f. F amener bring to f. a to +… …   Useful english dictionary

  • amenable — [[t]əmi͟ːnəb(ə)l[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu v link ADJ, oft ADJ to n/ ing If you are amenable to something, you are willing to do it or accept it. The Jordanian leader seemed amenable to attending a conference... I never had a long term relationship as …   English dictionary

  • amenable — a|me|na|ble [əˈmi:nəbəl US əˈmi:n əˈmen ] adj [Date: 1500 1600; : Old French; Origin: amener to lead up , from mener to lead ] 1.) willing to accept what someone says or does without arguing ▪ She was always a very amenable child. amenable to ▪… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • amenable — a•me•na•ble [[t]əˈmi nə bəl, əˈmɛn ə [/t]] adj. 1) ready or willing to answer, act, agree, or yield; agreeable; tractable: amenable to criticism[/ex] 2) liable to be called to account; answerable; responsible: amenable to the law[/ex] 3) capable… …   From formal English to slang

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