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amenable

a·me·na·ble

amenable

 
 
pronunciation:
mi n bl [or] me n bl
features:
Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: willing to respond, agree, or submit; agreeable; pliable.
I'm amenable to your suggestion.
synonyms:
adaptable, agreeable, receptive, responsive
antonyms:
contrary, ill-disposed, recalcitrant, uncooperative, willful
similar words:
accommodating, complaisant, cooperative, docile, flexible, obliging, pliable, pliant, submissive, tractable, willing, yielding
definition 2: accountable to authority.
Citizens must be amenable to the laws of their country.
synonyms:
accountable, answerable, bound, liable, responsible, subject
similar words:
receptive
definition 3: capable of or open to a test or judgment.
Is the hypothesis amenable to an experiment?
synonyms:
appropriate, suitable
similar words:
accountable
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derivations: amenably (adv.), amenability (n.), amenableness (n.)