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Amenable appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • To get a mast, I beg an amenable Bali bomb mob I label "bane", "manage bits a mate got".
  • Slam in a deli amenable tracts… if I cap an act, can a pacifist cartel ban emailed animals?
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Amenable is sometimes a misspelling of amiable.

Amenable (agreeable; cooperative; suited) is considered to be an advanced word, according to the Barron's essential words for the GRE, which includes 800 college- and graduate-level words that frequently appear on the Graduate Record Exam.

Definition of the adjective amenable

What does amenable mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more amenable / most amenable

  1. disposed or willing to conform
    • example: someone amenable to the instruction of others
    • synonym of amenable: conformable
    • similar: compliant
  2. responsive to suggestions and influences
  3. open to being acted upon in a certain way
    • examples: an amenable hospitalization should not result in untimely death | the tumor was not amenable to surgical treatment
    • similar: susceptible
  4. liable to answer to a higher authority
    • example: the president is amenable to the constitutional court
    • similar: responsible

Alternative definition of the adjective amenable


  1. Willing to respond to persuasion or suggestions.
  2. Willing to comply with; agreeable.

Definition of the adjective amenable for high school students

    willing, compliant
    • example: Our father was amenable when we asked him to drive us to the farm so we could go apple picking.

The adjective amenable is considered to be a word that all college-aspiring students should know and understand, so it frequently appears on the SAT, ACT and other college admissions tests.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for amenable

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Psychology and Law (2007)

by Brian L. Cutler

separate severely antisocial from amenable youths, (2) ensure public safety, (3) remove youths unlikely to be amenable within the juvenile court time frame, and (4) hold mature adolescents accountable ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia medica (1900)

This know ledge we have not yet reached, and in the meantime our therapeutical measures are limited to treating whatever morbid process we can find that is amenable to treatment, and so, by inducing a general state of good health, to place ...

Google previewNew Comprehensive A-Z Crossword Dictionary (1996)

by Edy G. Schaffer

slang RIGHTO amenable PUANT, WILLING, OBEDIENT, AGREEABLE, RECEPTIVE slang GAME to existing conditions ADAPTIVE to reason BROADMINDED, OPENMINDED) to requests ACCOMMODATING to suggestions SUBMISSIVE ...

Google previewThe Deleuze Dictionary Revised Edition (2010)

by Adrian Parr

Implication in this sense is illustrated by the use of the term 'counterpoint', a term which has largely been retained by Deleuze and Guattari in A Thousand Plateaus because it is highly amenable to a thinking oriented towards process. As was ...

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The broad masses of a population are more amenable to the appeal of rhetoric than to any other force. (Adolf Hitler)
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Scrabble value of A1M3E1N1A1B3L1E1

The value of this 8-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of AMENABLE

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