agree to disagree

idiom

variants or chiefly British agree to differ
: to agree not to argue anymore about a difference of opinion
He likes golf and his wife likes tennis, so when it comes to sports, they have agreed to disagree.

Examples of agree to disagree in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This ambiguity fostered cooperation during the Cold War, allowing the United States and the Soviet Union to agree to disagree on matters of territorial sovereignty and still expand their footprints on the continent. Elizabeth Buchanan, Foreign Affairs, 18 Mar. 2024 As for Taiwan, the superpowers could do worse than to dust off their old promise, hammered out by Kissinger, to agree to disagree. Niall Ferguson, Foreign Affairs, 20 Feb. 2024 The argument is likely not as meaningful as your friendship, so try to agree to disagree. Tarot Astrologers, Chicago Tribune, 23 July 2023 Working together to resolve your differences -- or at least to agree to disagree -- could be to your mutual benefit. Tarot Astrologers, chicagotribune.com, 3 Feb. 2022 With democracy under threat in much of the world, Washington appears eager to have anyone to work with — and willing to agree to disagree when necessary. Los Angeles Times, 3 Nov. 2022 When that process fails, be willing to respectfully agree to disagree. Washington Post, 10 Oct. 2021 Your best approach in this case is to be forgiving and simply agree to disagree. Tarot Astrologers, chicagotribune.com, 21 Feb. 2021 The State Department clearly hoped that in the meantime, countries could agree to disagree, but still have constructive dialogue. Amy Kellogg, Fox News, 27 Aug. 2020

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