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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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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Recent Examples on the Web Taylor told impeachment investigators that Trump had been holding back military aid for Ukraine until the country agreed to investigate Democrats and a company linked to Joe Biden’s family. BostonGlobe.com, "You're using a browser set to private or incognito mode.," 7 Nov. 2019 That aid, at the heart of the impeachment inquiry, is alleged to have been held hostage until Ukraine agreed to investigate political foe Joe Biden and the idea of Ukraine interference in the 2016 U.S. campaign. Eric Tucker, chicagotribune.com, "Impeachment transcripts: Trump wanted to hear 3 words from Ukraine’s president: ‘investigations, Biden and Clinton,’ said State Department official," 7 Nov. 2019 Everyone who spoke Thursday — Guzan, Larentowicz, Gressel and Michael Parkhurst — agreed the single-elimination tournament provides more action that could draw in casual fans. Chris Fuhrmeister, Pro Soccer USA, "Atlanta United players find pros and cons in new MLS Cup playoffs format," 7 Nov. 2019 Both of those Joes agree that the following items of backpacking gear are extremely useful and won’t cost you more than $10 apiece. Joe Jackson, Outside Online, "11 Things We Bring Backpacking that Cost Less than $10," 6 Nov. 2019 After depositions with 13 witnesses - a consistent set of facts has emerged: of a president who withheld military aid to Ukraine until its president agreed publicly to investigate 2020 political opponent Joe Biden. NBC News, "Meet the Press - November 3, 2019," 3 Nov. 2019 Sanofi agreed to cut the price of rifapentine for 100 countries in a deal with two global health initiatives that help low- and middle-income countries, Unitaid and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Jon Cohen, Science | AAAS, "A powerful tuberculosis drug gets a deep price cut," 31 Oct. 2019 For once, many of the best chroniclers of the MAX catastrophe agreed with the company. Maureen Tkacik, The New Republic, "Boeing Is MAXed Out on Smoking Guns," 29 Oct. 2019 As early as August 31, 2019, certain significant changes to the UFC Anti-Doping Agency have been agreed on in principle between the UFC and USADA, an as such, have been put into practice. Dave Doyle, MMA Junkie, "Nate Diaz cleared to fight at UFC 244 after USADA exonerates him of wrongdoing," 26 Oct. 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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The first known use of agree was in the 15th century

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agree

verb
How to pronounce agree (audio)

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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