Appropriate use of the word amenable?

Question:is it an appropriate use of the word amenable to say "if that is amenable to you, etc. etc.?" since amenable is synonymous with agreeable, it seems like it should be appropriate. my boss and i are fighting over this. he argues the only appropriate use is to say someone is amenable to something, rather than to substitute it for agreeable. let me know what you all think.

Amenable is certainly correct, and usually used in a legal environment. However, if writing informally, the preferred word would be agreeable.
amicable or amiable are probably more accepted but you can use amenable

definition: having a desire or inclination (as for a specified course of action) <whatever you decide to do, I'm amenable--just let me know.>

Amicable def: having or marked by agreement in feeling or action <the contract negotiations between the hotel workers and management were reasonably amicable>

amiable def: having an easygoing and pleasing manner especially in social situations <the owner of the inn is an amiable, talkative widow who treats guests like family>
There is some small difference between the words. According to the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, amenable means:

1: liable to be brought to account: answerable <citizens amenable to the law> 2a: capable of submission (as to judgment or test): suited <the data is amenable to analysis> b: readily brought to yield, submit, or cooperate <a government not amenable to change> c: willing 1 <was amenable to spending more time at home>

Several of these definitions involve some degree of compulsion and are more about compliance than agreeability. 2c seems to cover your understanding of the word, but the other definitions give cause to use the two words differently.

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