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. See More
Recent Examples on the Web Make no mistake, the declining population of North Atlantic right whales is a serious issue, and one that Mainers agree requires action. Time, 21 Sep. 2022 Congress resisted approving the project unless the seven basin states of California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah and Wyoming could agree on how to apportion the river among themselves. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 21 Sep. 2022 Throughout Putin’s tenure, the Kremlin has fostered a reputation for testing the limits of an arrangement in which Russian citizens largely agree to stay out of politics if the state stays out of their lives. Matthew Bodner, NBC News, 21 Sep. 2022 Communicate and agree upon the expectations of the team ahead of time. Tom Cooney And Crystal Faulkner, The Enquirer, 20 Sep. 2022 Fortunately, May is right, and the court of appeals should agree. Smita Ghosh, The New Republic, 20 Sep. 2022 Both agree on this though: new public employees should have access to a pension. Lisa Phu, Anchorage Daily News, 19 Sep. 2022 What killed the initiative, however, was that republicans couldn’t agree on how to choose an Australian head of state. Michael E. Miller, Washington Post, 16 Sep. 2022 That's because, to become a validator on ethereum, someone must invest at least 32 ether — roughly $52,000 — and agree to keep those tokens stashed away in a separate account. Khristopher J. Brooks, CBS News, 15 Sep. 2022 See More

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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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“Agree.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/agree. Accessed 2 Oct. 2022.

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More Definitions for agree

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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