amenable has a suffix -able. Does it mean that the verb for amenable is amend? Thanks.

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No, "to amend" means to "add to" or "attach to the end of", like a document or a statement. Amenable itself has no verb form -- it's a simple adjective like "hot" or "blue".

There are verbs that mean "to make or become amenable":

Transitive (make someone amenable to)

appease, satisfy, befriend, etc.

Intransitive (become amenable to)

acquiesce, agree, concede, accede, consent, etc.

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