verb \ə-ˈgrē\

Definition of agree




  1. transitive verb
  2. 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.

  3. 2 chiefly British :  to settle on by common consent :  arrange … I agreed rental terms with him … — Eric Bennett

  4. intransitive verb
  5. 1 :  to accept or concede something (such as the views or wishes of another) agree to a plan

  6. 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

  7. 3a :  to be similar :  correspond Both copies agree.b :  to be consistent The story agrees with the facts.

  8. 4 :  to be fitting, pleasing, or healthful :  suit This climate agrees with him.

  9. 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

  1. We agreed about some things, but we disagreed about others.

  2. She says that a change is needed, and I agree completely.

  3. We can all agree on one thing: the current law needs to be changed.

  4. Some critics have called the movie a masterpiece, but not everyone agrees.

  5. The house is too big for one person, don't you agree?

  6. She asked if she could go with him, and he agreed that she could.

  7. The jurors were unable to agree a verdict.

  8. 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

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

AGREE Defined for English Language Learners


verb \ə-ˈgrē\

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


verb \ə-ˈgrē\

Definition of agree for Students




  1. 1 :  to give approval or permission agree to a plan

  2. 2 :  to have the same opinion We don't agree about everything.

  3. 3 :  admit 1 He finally agreed that I was right.

  4. 4 :  to be alike Their stories don't agree.

  5. 5 :  to come to an understanding They agreed on a price.

  6. 6 :  to be fitting or healthful The climate agrees with you.

Law Dictionary



Legal Definition of agree



  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to share an opinion that agreed the terms were fair

  3. intransitive verb
  4. 1 :  to share an opinion, understanding, or intent unable to agree on a verdict — New York Law Journal

  5. 2 :  to indicate willingness or acceptance :  give assent or approval

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