ame·na·ble /əˈminəbəl, ˈmɛ-/
1. Old Law Easy to be led; governable, as a woman by her husband. [Obs.]
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.
adj 1: disposed or willing to comply; "someone amenable to
persuasion"; "the spirit indeed is willing but the
flesh is weak"- Matthew 26:41 [syn: conformable, willing]
2: readily reacting to suggestions and influences; "a
responsive student" [syn: responsive, tractable]
3: liable to answer to a higher authority; " the president is
amenable to the constitutional court"