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adjective amenable pronunciation in British English /əˈmiːnəb(ə)l/
  1. 1
    willing to do something or to agree with someone

    He seemed perfectly amenable last night.

    amenable to:

    European leaders were more amenable to the idea.

  2. 2
    capable of being treated or dealt with in a particular way
    amenable to:

    Matters of this type are not amenable to legislation.

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