\ 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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Mukesh Ambani bailed his brother out this year by agreeing to buy most of the assets of Reliance Communications Ltd. 5. Fortune, "8 Things to Know About Mukesh Ambani, Asia's Newest Richest Man," 13 July 2018 Adrien Rabiot is thought to be closing in on a move from PSG after reportedly agreeing personal terms, but Kante could be the defensive midfield linchpin that makes the whole team click., "Barcelona Join Race for Chelsea Midfielder N'Golo Kante With Cash Plus Player Deal," 13 July 2018 Ferguson credited the businesses for quickly agreeing to end the practice nationwide in response to his legal threats and said fast-food chains that don’t follow suit will be sued. Washington Post, "7 fast-food chains agree to end ‘no-poaching’ policies," 12 July 2018 The article goes on to explain that candidates who have agreed to job interviews fail to show up without any notice or further communication and, in some cases, accept jobs only to not appear for their first day of work. CBS News, "The job market is apparently so hot people are ghosting potential employers," 11 July 2018 After agreeing to a minor league deal with the Boston Red Sox, former Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips appeared in his first three games with the Lowell Spinners of the Class A Short Season New York–Penn League July 7-9. Kyle Brown,, "How is former Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips doing in his minor league comeback?," 10 July 2018 On the sidelines waits the mop-haired Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, who profanely disparaged May's Brexit plans as a big pile of excrement before agreeing to support her. Author: William Booth, Karla Adam, Anchorage Daily News, "Theresa May's government in disarray after shock resignation by Brexit minister," 9 July 2018 California’s Williamson Act, for example, provides property tax relief to farmers who agree to preserve open spaces. Peter S. Alagona, Outside Online, "The Endangered Species Act Needs a Reboot," 9 July 2018 The developer also signed a memorandum of understanding with the Southland Hills Improvement Association agreeing not to modify the exterior of the historic mansion or parts of the surrounding grounds without approval from the association. Libby Solomon,, "Community input meeting for Bosley Estates development planned for July 11," 6 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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alleviating pain or harshness

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