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 Most strategists in both parties agree that the 10 or so competitive seats in the Senate map—of which eight are held by Republicans—can be split into two tiers of competitiveness. Natalie Andrews, WSJ, "Control of Senate to Ride on Trump’s Fortunes," 8 Sep. 2020 Advocates, researchers, legislators and psychologists agree on the long-lasting, detrimental effects solitary confinement has on youth and adults alike. Special To The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, "Feds ban solitary confinement for kids in prison, but state juvenile facilities still use isolation," 8 Sep. 2020 Studies from a century ago have limitations; still, most infectious-disease specialists agree that the treatment probably helped. Dhruv Khullar, The New Yorker, "It Will Take More Than a Vaccine to Beat COVID-19," 8 Sep. 2020 Still, everyone seemed to agree that the first week also highlighted the limitations of distance learning. Washington Post, "The first week of virtual schooling is done. How did D.C. do?," 6 Sep. 2020 Both Meyer and Pittman agree Pinterest has a huge sway with wedding decor and photography. Stephanie Cain, Fortune, "Inside ‘Insta-Booking’: How couples are hiring wedding vendors via Instagram," 6 Sep. 2020 But many leading healthcare experts agree: There needs to be more scientific evidence to validate any benefits before consumers can feel comfortable about any claims. Isadora Baum, Good Housekeeping, "What Is Bee Sting Therapy? Everything Netflix's '(Un)Well' Didn't Say About Bee Venom," 5 Sep. 2020 Experts agree that in the 1990s Asian performers were still proving to Hollywood that audiences would be comfortable seeing them in major roles. Brian X. Chen, New York Times, "‘Mulan’ 1998: A Moment of Joy and Anxiety for Asian-American Viewers," 4 Sep. 2020 Nonetheless, experts agree that Lewy body dementia remains frequently unrecognized. Melissa J. Armstrong, The Conversation, "Tom Seaver, like Robin Williams, had Lewy body dementia, but what is this strange illness? A neurologist explains," 4 Sep. 2020

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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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11 Sep 2020

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“Agree.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/agree. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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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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