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a·me·na·ble / əˈmēnəbəl; əˈmen-/ • adj. (of a person) open and responsive to suggestion; easily persuaded or controlled: parents who have had easy babies and amenable children. ∎  (amenable to) (of a thing) capable of being acted upon in a particular way; susceptible to: the patients had cardiac failure not amenable to medical treatment. DERIVATIVES: a·me·na·bil·i·ty / əˌmēnəˈbilitē; əˌmen-/ n. a·me·na·bly / -blē/ adv.

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amenable liable to be brought before any jurisdiction; answerable or responsive (to) XVI. — legal AN. *ame(s)nable, f. (O)F. amener bring to, f. a- AD- + mener bring, lead; see -ABLE.