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amenable (adj) easy to control or manage (of people).

When a person is amenable, they are easily controlled. If you can convince your friend easily of something, he or she is amenable. An amenable boy can be easily persuaded by his teacher or his parents. If parents find their child amenable, the child is obedient, and not a problem child. An amenable person is not stubborn.

  • Which manager does not like to have an amenable team which can be easily persuaded to do what the manager wants done, and helps the smooth running of the company?
  • Kim is so amenable, and his wife Emma so imperious that they make a very odd couple. And still their marriage has lasted five years.
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