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Definition of Amenable

Amenable

  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.
  3. Liable to punishment, a charge, a claim, etc.
  4. Willing to yield or submit; responsive; tractable.

Amenable Quotations

Human nature is not amenable to prediction based on the trends or tendencies prevailing at the time. It is amenable to startling creativity of the kind practiced by great artists, directors, writers, musicians, actors, who know how to touch a chord in humans everywhere.
Maurice Saatchi

It's worth noting that invoking God as the entity who set our universe in motion isn't contradicted by the data. Of course, scientists would say the supreme being hypothesis is faith, and outside the realm of science - that it's not amenable to experiment. But we currently have the same problem with the notion of parallel universes.
Seth Shostak

Verse comedy is interesting to me because of the challenge of writing in rhymed couplets, which is not a form that's usually amenable to English, yet to me it gives great possibility for comedy.
David Ives

Language is one component of the human cognitive capacity which happens to be fairly amenable to enquiry. So we know a good deal about that.
Noam Chomsky

The only part of the conduct of any one, for which he is amenable to society, is that which concerns others. In the part which merely concerns himself, his independence is, of right, absolute. Over himself, over his own body and mind, the individual is sovereign.
John Stuart Mill
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