Learn English Grammar From A–Z
1(tractable)(temperament) dócilto be amenable to sthI'd like to sign the contract today if they're amenable — me gustaría firmar el contrato hoy, si ellos están de acuerdo / si a ellos les parece bien
- It was hoped by employers that the new working class would be more docile and amenable than the old.
- The company must negotiate the planning departments of many UK local councils, and Howes diplomatically suggests that some are more amenable than others.
- What is not to be regretted is the passing of the typewriter: it was the least amenable tool, requiring such a tedious process to make corrections that it encouraged writers to leave imperfect work unamended.
- A more amenable strategy, I believe, is to accept that ‘believing is belonging’ and to be more inclusive rather than exclusive in our approach.
- The forcefulness of his stand-up comedy and righteousness of his political writing make it easy to forget that the fortysomething father of two is a good-natured, funny and amenable bloke.
- And, sometimes, the one obstruction to an amenable compromise is yet another rule-book that someone somewhere imagined would be helpful.
- Visibly thrilled over his visit, Sreejaya says that contrary to apprehension that he would be cold and remote, the Prince came across as a very amenable and caring person.
- The cry to abolish intoxicating liquors increased within the amenable audience of hard-working farmers that were money conscious and trying to make it in a new world.
- Not that that will worry the 26-year-old Swede, who, despite a speech disability, is as amenable and communicative as Webb is often abrasive.
- And he came at that time to provide the assistance that I was telling you about before, and at that time he was quite an amenable fellow.
- Therefore our interest in a publicly neutral chairperson is solely focused on creating the most amenable context for conducting the discussion.
- For me, the great appeal to doing an album was that the medium is amenable - you can actually do it yourself.
- It has the reputation of being amenable and friendly.
- They'll find me pretty amenable if we're winning.
- And, if the law needed to be changed, she believed Justice Minister Michael McDowell was amenable.
- Polls suggest that, in these increasingly health-obsessed and conformist times, public opinion might also now be amenable.
- He has always been very amenable about having things done to him and he seems to know it is good for him.
- The ladies have been very amenable so far, some of them spoke out at the meeting, stood up and identified themselves and asked questions.
- Supt Hussey had always been co-operative, diligent and amenable in his work, she said.
- He has several ideas on making the city more amenable for pedal pushers.
(accountable, answerable)to be amenable to sth — ser responsable ante algo