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 Will players agree to any or all of this? Next Friday is looming large, as Oct. 30 was the date the league and the Players Association had settled upon to have many of these things figured out. Eric Walden, The Salt Lake Tribune, "The Tribune’s NBA mock draft 1.0: Who will the Utah Jazz select at No. 23?," 24 Oct. 2020 Buc-ee’s would also agree to contribute $35,000 per year to the city for community groups, activities and programs for 20 years, starting from the opening date. al, "Buc-ee’s could be ‘a game-changer’ for this north Alabama city," 23 Oct. 2020 Lee said McCarthy has an open door for players to discuss concerns with him, even if the coach doesn’t always agree. Jori Epstein, USA TODAY, "Mike McCarthy: Anonymous criticism a 'teachable moment' for Dallas Cowboys," 22 Oct. 2020 In all, 23,875 people would have been allowed in the stadium under the proposal, to which Edwards did not agree. Sam Karlin, NOLA.com, "Saints lobbied to fill Superdome at 35% capacity, with support from Ochsner, records show," 19 Oct. 2020 The problem is, my wife of four years does not agree. Amy Dickinson, chicagotribune.com, "Ask Amy: Train gift may derail friendship," 18 Oct. 2020 The problem is, my wife of four years does not agree. Amy Dickinson, Detroit Free Press, "Train gift may derail friendship," 18 Oct. 2020 The problem is, my wife of four years does not agree. Amy Dickinson, Washington Post, "Ask Amy: Train gift may derail friendship … or a marriage," 18 Oct. 2020 The problem is, my wife of four years does not agree. Amy Dickinson, oregonlive, "Ask Amy: Is gift given to godson now his to use as he pleases? Wife doesn’t agree," 18 Oct. 2020

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'agree.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

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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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Last Updated

29 Oct 2020

Cite this Entry

“Agree.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/agree. Accessed 30 Oct. 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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