agree

verb
\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

Synonyms

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

Antonyms

deny

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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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Both sides agree the crux of the issue is the mandatory staffing that exists in the current contract Valenzuela said on Friday that many of his workers commute from the Los Angeles area, and do so because they are guaranteed work. Tod Leonard, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Pari-Mutuel workers vote to strike in buildup to Del Mar opener," 13 July 2018 Also, in order to produce measurable short-term effects, Grandner says researchers need to severely reduce a person’s sleep—knocking them down to five hours or less per night, which pretty much everyone agrees is too little sleep. Markham Heid, Time, "Do You Really Need Less Sleep As You Age?," 12 July 2018 Berman and Robin agree that the university's primary objective must be to establish a prominent downtown presence. Jeffrey Barken, Jewish Journal, "Haifa's on the rise with university leading the way," 11 July 2018 While everyone seemingly agreed that Makayla is super-talented, many folks seemed a bit peeved that Heidi's pick went to a singer. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "'America's Got Talent' Fans Are Upset After Heidi Klum Gave MaKayla Phillips the Golden Buzzer," 11 July 2018 The verdict Experts agree: Chef Scott Staples’ Fremont burger joint is the best in the city, no contest, and a bargain to boot. Bethany Jean Clement, The Seattle Times, "Seattle’s top 4 burger spots — ranked by Seattle Times critics," 10 July 2018 Most trade experts agree that a better strategy to address Chinese trade practices is to work with other countries as part of a multilateral effort. Emily Stewart, Vox, "Can the US-China trade war be stopped? 11 experts weigh in.," 8 July 2018 Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Rodney Smith agreed there was no probable cause for the seizure and ordered the money returning to the couple. David Ovalle, miamiherald, "'We got bills to pay, sweetie.' Cops forced to return stripper's $19,934 in cash," 6 July 2018 McAdams and the university agreed the professor's employment contract was central to the case. Bruce Vielmetti, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Wisconsin Supreme Court sides with Marquette professor John McAdams in free speech case, orders university to reinstate him," 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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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 ( Brit )

agree

verb
\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.

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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