amenable (adj.)

  1. disposed or willing to comply; someone amenable to persuasion

    [ Syn: conformable ]

  2. readily reacting to suggestions and influences; a responsive student

    [ Syn: tractable ]

  3. open to being acted upon in a certain way; an amenable hospitalization should not result in untimely death; the tumor was not amenable to surgical treatment'

  4. liable to answer to a higher authority; the president is amenable to the constitutional court'

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