Definition of agree
2 chiefly British : to settle on by common consent : arrange < … I agreed rental terms with him … — Eric Bennett>
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 togetherc : 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)
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.
Origin and Etymology of agree
Middle English, from Anglo-French agreer, from a gre at will, from a (from Latin ad) + gre will, pleasure, from Latin gratum, neuter of gratus pleasing, agreeable — more at grace
First Known Use: 15th century
Synonym Discussion of agree
synonyms see in addition assent
AGREE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of agree for English Language Learners
: 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 ( Brit )
AGREE Defined for Kids
Definition of agree for Students
1 : to give approval or permission <agree to a plan>
2 : to have the same opinion <We don't agree about everything.>
3 : admit 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.>
Legal Definition of agree
: to share an opinion that <agreed the terms were fair>
1 : to share an opinion, understanding, or intent <unable to agree on a verdict — New York Law Journal>
2 : to indicate willingness or acceptance : give assent or approval
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