1. Easy to be led; governable, as a woman by her husband.

2. Liable to be brought to account or punishment; answerable; responsible; accountable; as, amenable to law. "Nor is man too diminutive . . . To be amenable to the divine government." (I. Taylor)

3. Liable to punishment, a charge, a claim, etc.

4. Willing to yield or submit; responsive; tractable. "Sterling . . . Always was amenable enough to counsel." (Carlyle)

Origin: F. Amener to lead; (L. Ad) = mener to lead, fr. L. Minare to drive animals (properly by threatening cries), in LL. To lead; L. Minari, to threaten, minae threats. See Menace.

(01 Mar 1998)

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