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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Synonyms & Antonyms for agree

Synonyms

coincide, concur

Antonyms

differ, disagree

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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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Madonna would certainly agree with that statement — in an Instagram post on Thursday (June 6), the singer criticized the New York Times Magazine’s cover story on her, saying that the writer was primarily focused on her age rather than her artistry. Stephen Daw, Billboard, "Mykki Blanco Explains 'Surreal' Experience of Working With Madonna on 'Dark Ballet' Video," 7 June 2019 But while at the Bloomberg Equality Summit in London last month, the actress revealed Universal Pictures agreed with her request and hired a female writer. Alexia Fernandez, PEOPLE.com, "John Cena Joins Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez in Fast & Furious 9: 'It’s an Incredible Honor'," 7 June 2019 Trump later issued a new permit, and the appellate judges agreed with Justice Department attorneys who say that nullifies the legal challenge involving environmental impacts. Washington Post, "Court lifts injunction blocking Keystone XL oil pipeline," 7 June 2019 But the turnout on February 7th suggested that few agreed with the sentiment. The Economist, "King Abdullah of Jordan fears that old allies are ditching him," 6 June 2019 Stevenson apparently agreed with the city’s position, noting that Lakewood was going to have to work to convince the federal EPA. John Benson, cleveland.com, "Ohio EPA director visits Lakewood to see city’s stormwater management issues firsthand," 6 June 2019 Bruins defenseman Torey Krug agreed with Cassidy's stance. Jenna Ortiz, azcentral, "Blues score game-winning goal after missed tripping call in Game 5 of Stanley Cup Final," 6 June 2019 The poll found 57% of Texas voters agree with Roe v. Wade, while 36% of voters disagree with it. Dallas News, "Poll: Texas voters support Gov. Greg Abbott, Roe v. Wade and protecting LGBT people," 6 June 2019 Based on his own journey to forgiveness -- and his own studies -- Worthington agrees with the general consensus among researchers that acts of forgiveness actually do a lot for the person who extends it. Jacqueline Howard, CNN, "Forgiveness and your health: What science says about the benefits," 5 June 2019

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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More Definitions for agree

agree

verb

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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