Amenable vs Responsible - What's the difference?

amenable | responsible |


As adjectives the difference between amenable and responsible

is that amenable is willing to respond to persuasion or suggestions while responsible is answerable for an act performed or for its consequences; accountable; amenable, especially legally or politically.

amenable

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Willing to respond to persuasion or suggestions.
  • Willing to comply with; agreeable.
  • (math, of a group) Being a locally compact topological group carrying a kind of averaging operation on bounded functions that is invariant under translation by group elements.
  • Antonyms

    * unamenable

    Anagrams

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    responsible

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Answerable for an act performed or for its consequences; accountable; amenable, especially legally or politically.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2012-03
  • , author=William E. Carter, Merri Sue Carter , title=The British Longitude Act Reconsidered , volume=100, issue=2, page=87 , magazine= citation , passage=But was it responsible governance to pass the Longitude Act without other efforts to protect British seamen? Or might it have been subterfuge—a disingenuous attempt to shift attention away from the realities of their life at sea.}}
    Parents are responsible for their child's behaviour.
  • Capable of responding to any reasonable claim; able to answer reasonably for one's conduct and obligations; capable of rational conduct.
  • Involving responsibility; involving a degree of personal accountability on the part of the person concerned.
  • She has a responsible position in the firm.
  • Being a primary cause or agent of some event or action; capable of being credited for something, or of being held liable for something.
  • Who is responsible for this mess?
  • Able to be trusted; reliable; trustworthy.
  • He looks like a responsible guy.

    Antonyms

    * irresponsible

    References

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