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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The four automakers agreed with California to reduce emissions by 3.7% per year starting with the 2022 model year, through 2026. NBC News, "Trump administration set to end California's ability to regulate auto emissions," 17 Sep. 2019 Hirsi agrees with Wong, saying that young women like herself have a unique lens on the current situation. Nylah Burton, Essence, "Isra Hirsi Wants You To Join The Climate Strike On September 20," 17 Sep. 2019 Meanwhile, the union agreed to contract extensions with Ford Motor Co. and Fiat Chrysler. Alexandria Burris, Indianapolis Star, "How the UAW strike against GM affects Indiana," 16 Sep. 2019 Not everyone may agree with the plan to open more than 800 new stores in the coming years. Marc Bain, Quartzy, "As apparel retail tanks, Old Navy announces plans for 800 new stores," 13 Sep. 2019 In one of the Progreso ISD lawsuits, a judge in Travis County agreed with O’Hanlon’s argument that the TEA punished his client far more harshly than the majority white Bloomburg ISD for the same offense. Krista Torralva, ExpressNews.com, "Harlandale ISD lawyer sees voting rights as defense against TEA," 13 Sep. 2019 Romero, who agrees with the scientific conclusion that fire triggered the collapses, demanded a retraction from the Journal. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, "Debunking the 9/11 Myths: Special Report - The World Trade Center," 10 Sep. 2019 On Monday, the 9th Circuit Appeals Court agreed with the lower court, holding that the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act simply doesn't apply to information that's available to the general public. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "Web scraping doesn’t violate anti-hacking law, appeals court rules," 9 Sep. 2019 Sean David Sigler, 55, agreed with federal prosecutors back in August to plead guilty to two counts of producing child pornography. Andy Nguyen, Burbank Leader, "Ex-Burbank teacher pleads guilty to making child pornography with former students," 5 Sep. 2019

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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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