Thesaurus

amenable

Synonyms and Antonyms of amenable

1 having a desire or inclination (as for a specified course of action)

  • whatever you decide to do, Iʼm amenable—just let me know
Synonyms of amenable
Words Related to amenable
Near Antonyms of amenable
Antonyms of amenable

3 being the one who must meet an obligation or suffer the consequences for failing to do so

  • even our nation's highest leaders must remain amenable to the law
Synonyms of amenable
Words Related to amenable
Near Antonyms of amenable
Antonyms of amenable

Synonym Discussion of amenable

responsible, answerable, accountable, amenable, liable mean subject to being held to account. responsible implies holding a specific office, duty, or trust.
    • the bureau responsible for revenue collection
answerable suggests a relation between one having a moral or legal obligation and a court or other authority charged with oversight of its observance.
    • an intelligence agency answerable to Congress
accountable suggests imminence of retribution for unfulfilled trust or violated obligation.
    • elected officials are accountable to the voters
amenable and liable stress the fact of subjection to review, censure, or control by a designated authority under certain conditions.
    • laws are amenable to judicial review
    • not liable for the debts of the former spouse


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up amenable? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!