\ə-ˈgrē \
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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Synonyms & Antonyms for agree


acknowledge, admit, allow, concede, confess, fess (up), grant, own (up to)



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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

The Nets have agreed to trade Lin to the Atlanta Hawks, a person with knowledge of the deal said early Friday. Brian Mahoney, Houston Chronicle, "Source: Nets trade ex-Rocket Jeremy Lin to Hawks," 13 July 2018 French President Emmanuel Macron quickly disputed Trump's claim that NATO allies had agreed to boost defense spending beyond their existing goal of 2 percent of gross domestic product by 2024. Jonathan Lemire And Jill Colvin, Fox News, "Trump brings his chaotic road show to Britain," 13 July 2018 The extension comes days after South Sudan’s government said the government and opposition had agreed to reinstate opposition leader Riek Machar as first vice president. Sam Mednick,, "South Sudan lawmakers extend president’s term until 2021," 13 July 2018 Peterson prefaces her statement on benefits of hemp by stating the FDA hasn't agreed with these statements and studies haven't completely been derived from it. Karen Pilarski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Six things you might be asking about hemp," 13 July 2018 The agreement secured by the deal-maker president is apparently the very one the 29 member nations had formally agreed to the day before. Jonathan Allen /, NBC News, "Trump's NATO trip: In like a lion, out like a lamb," 12 July 2018 The children spotted at the ICE facility by Express-News reporters are believed to be among 102 whom the Trump administration had agreed to return to their parents by the end of the day Tuesday, a deadline imposed by a federal judge in San Diego. Elaine Ayala, San Antonio Express-News, "Unmarked vans, security fences: family reunification proceeds behind curtain of secrecy," 12 July 2018 Sunderland agreed, and the council expressed its support. David Anderson, The Aegis, "Citing progress, Ripken Stadium events manager seeks approval to book 2019 events," 11 July 2018 The union said the NFL has agreed to those discussions. CBS News, "NFL players union files grievance over new national anthem policy," 10 July 2018

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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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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 ( Brit )


\ə-ˈgrē \
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.


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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