agree

verb
\ ə-ˈgrē How to pronounce agree (audio) \
agreed; agreeing

Definition of agree

transitive verb

1a : to concur in (something, such as an opinion) : admit, concede They agreed that he was right.
b : to consent to as a course of action She agreed to sell him the house.
2 chiefly British : to settle on by common consent : arrange … I agreed rental terms with him …— Eric Bennett

intransitive verb

1 : to accept or concede something (such as the views or wishes of another) agree to a plan
2a : to achieve or be in harmony (as of opinion, feeling, or purpose) We agree in our taste in music.
b : to get along together
c : to come to terms agree on a fair division of profits
3a : to be similar : correspond Both copies agree.
b : to be consistent The story agrees with the facts.
4 : to be fitting, pleasing, or healthful : suit This climate agrees with him.
5 grammar : to have an inflectional form denoting identity or other regular correspondence in a grammatical category (such as gender, number, case, or person)

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agree, concur, coincide mean to come into or be in harmony regarding a matter of opinion. agree implies complete accord usually attained by discussion and adjustment of differences. on some points we all can agree concur often implies approval of someone else's statement or decision. if my wife concurs, it's a deal coincide, used more often of opinions, judgments, wishes, or interests than of people, implies total agreement. their wishes coincide exactly with my desire

synonyms see in addition assent

Examples of agree in a Sentence

We agreed about some things, but we disagreed about others. She says that a change is needed, and I agree completely. We can all agree on one thing: the current law needs to be changed. Some critics have called the movie a masterpiece, but not everyone agrees. The house is too big for one person, don't you agree? She asked if she could go with him, and he agreed that she could. The jurors were unable to agree a verdict. The means of ending the dispute were finally agreed.
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Recent Examples on the Web If two-thirds of both the House and the Senate agree that the president is unable to perform his duties, the vice president will continue to serve as acting president. Haley Victory Smith, Washington Examiner, "What's the 25th Amendment, and how would it be invoked?," 7 Jan. 2021 Votes can only be rejected if a majority of the House and Senate agree. Sarah D. Wire, Los Angeles Times, "Republicans in Congress to challenge Biden’s win Wednesday: What to expect," 5 Jan. 2021 The friends who agree with your decisions and support your ambitions may encourage you. Tribune Content Agency, oregonlive, "Horoscope for Jan. 3, 2021: Gemini, use gentle words; Capricorn, spend time with supportive friends," 3 Jan. 2021 The 2015 deal saw Iran agree to limit its enrichment in exchange for sanctions relief. NBC News, "Iran plans 20% uranium enrichment at nuclear facility 'as soon as possible'," 2 Jan. 2021 The 2015 deal saw Iran agree to limit its enrichment in exchange for sanctions relief. Jon Gambrell, ajc, "Iran plans 20% uranium enrichment 'as soon as possible'," 2 Jan. 2021 The 2015 deal saw Iran agree to limit its enrichment in exchange for sanctions relief. Jon Gambrell, The Christian Science Monitor, "Iran says it will enrich uranium to 20% – a pre-nuclear deal level," 2 Jan. 2021 While experts agree that the law is vague and confusing, it has never before been challenged; it has been accepted by officials in both parties for more than 130 years as establishing a process in which the voters, ultimately, choose the president. Author: Rosalind S. Helderman, John Wagner, Anchorage Daily News, "Pence asks judge to reject lawsuit seeking to empower him to overturn election," 1 Jan. 2021 Some readers agree with me; some vehemently do not. Heidi Stevens, chicagotribune.com, "Column: Remote learning takes a toll on students’ mental health. But returning to classrooms won’t be easy either.," 31 Dec. 2020

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'agree.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

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First Known Use of agree

15th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1a

History and Etymology for agree

Middle English agreen "to please, gratify, consent, concur," borrowed from Anglo-French agreer, from a-, verb-forming prefix (going back to Latin ad- ad-) + -greer, verbal derivative of gré "gratitude, satisfaction, liking, pleasure, assent," going back to Latin grātum, neuter of grātus "thankful, received with gratitude, welcome, pleasant" — more at grace entry 1

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The first known use of agree was in the 15th century

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15 Jan 2021

Cite this Entry

“Agree.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/agree. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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agree

verb
How to pronounce agree (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of agree

: to have the same opinion
: to say that you will do, accept, or allow something that is suggested or requested by another person
of two or more people or groups : to decide to accept something after discussing what should or might be done

agree

verb
\ ə-ˈgrē How to pronounce agree (audio) \
agreed; agreeing

Kids Definition of agree

1 : to give approval or permission agree to a plan
2 : to have the same opinion We don't agree about everything.
3 : admit sense 1 He finally agreed that I was right.
4 : to be alike Their stories don't agree.
5 : to come to an understanding They agreed on a price.
6 : to be fitting or healthful The climate agrees with you.

agree

verb
agreed; agreeing

Legal Definition of agree

transitive verb

: to share an opinion that agreed the terms were fair

intransitive verb

1 : to share an opinion, understanding, or intent unable to agree on a verdictNew York Law Journal
2 : to indicate willingness or acceptance : give assent or approval

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