agreed; agreeing

transitive verb

1
a
: 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
2
a
: 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
3
a
: 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)
Choose the Right Synonym for agree

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

Example Sentences

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
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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of agree was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Agree.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/agree. Accessed 3 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition

agree

verb
agreed; agreeing
1
: to give one's approval : consent
agree to a plan
2
: admit sense 1b, concede
all agreed they had been wrong
3
: to be alike : correspond
both copies agree
4
: to get along well
5
: to come to an understanding
agree on a price
6
: to be fitting, pleasing, or healthful : suit
the climate agrees with you
7
: to be alike or correspond grammatically in gender, number, case, or person
a verb should agree with its subject

Legal Definition

agree

verb
agreed; agreeing

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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