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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

Realism hasn't fallen out of favor with most people, who are interested in people's lives rather than gymnastics of style or literary trends. It's a certain kind of academic who undervalues realism, largely because it is not amenable to endless exegesis.
Vikram Seth

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

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

Well, the fact is that one imagination is critically important, and if you have had your imagination stimulated by what is basically a variety of subjects, you are much more amenable to accepting, to understanding and interacting with the realities of the world.
Ashley Judd

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
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