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 But the WhatsApp functionality will be crippled significantly if users do not agree to the update. Chris Smith, BGR, "Facebook’s controversial WhatsApp data collection policy is causing big problems," 12 May 2021 If a family does not agree to the contract, the student is not admitted and the school moves to the next person in the lottery. Larry Miller, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Opinion: Northwestern Mutual's CEO wants 'trickle-down' education. Instead, let's strengthen Milwaukee's schools and families.," 6 May 2021 The fact that even IT leaders don’t agree on the definition is no surprise. Tolga Tarhan, Forbes, "Is Your Organization Cloud Native?," 4 May 2021 Chapa LaVia resigned as state VA director in January and did not agree to be interviewed for the report. Rick Pearson, chicagotribune.com, "Durbin, Duckworth ask federal VA to ensure Illinois veterans homes have proper disease planning, protocols after stinging report on LaSalle home, where 36 died from COVID-19," 3 May 2021 Rach said council agrees with the mayor 95 percent of the time, but that his use of language is something with which Rach does not agree. cleveland, "University Heights council votes to censure mayor over language toward resident," 3 May 2021 But Capito said the GOP has made clear to Biden that Republicans do not agree with the scope and cost of Biden's spending plan. Susan Ferrechio, Washington Examiner, "Biden speech does little to unite parties behind big proposals," 29 Apr. 2021 Indians president Chris Antonetti defended the rights of RHP James Karinchak to speak out against mass COVID-19 vaccinations, but said the franchise does not agree with him. Brian Dulik, ajc, "Indians top Twins 5-3 in 10 innings on Luplow's 2-run homer," 27 Apr. 2021 One complication is that Democrats don’t agree on how to use the roughly $456 billion the Congressional Budget Office has estimated that earlier legislation would generate over 10 years. Andrew Duehren, WSJ, "Democrats Urge Biden to Keep Drug-Pricing Proposal in Antipoverty Plan," 22 Apr. 2021

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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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15 May 2021

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“Agree.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/agree. Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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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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