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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Synonyms & Antonyms for agree

Synonyms

coincide, concur

Antonyms

differ, disagree

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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

South Carolina state senators narrowly agreed to give more than $115 million in tax breaks to bring the NFL’s Carolina Panthers’ headquarters and practice facility to Rock Hill, a city across the state line from its current home in North Carolina. Valerie Bauerlein, WSJ, "South Carolina Approves $115 Million in Incentives for NFL’s Panthers’ Headquarters," 9 May 2019 Lori and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, allegedly agreed to pay bribes of up to $500,000 in exchange for helping their two daughters get into the University of Southern California. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "'When Calls the Heart' Star Erin Krakow Posts Cryptic Message After Lori Loughlin's College Scandal," 9 Apr. 2019 The federal appeals court overseeing the case agreed to delay the case indefinitely shortly after the Justice Department made its request. Dylan Scott, Vox, "Why the government shutdown is good legal news for Trump," 27 Dec. 2018 This isn’t the first time Logitech’s had to make amends: the company decided to brick the Harmony Hub’s predecessor last March, and agreed to give every owner a free Harmony Hub to deal with that backlash. Sean Hollister, The Verge, "Logitech pulls 180, will un-break third-party Harmony home automation," 21 Dec. 2018 The two sides had come close to agreeing to terms for an interview four months earlier, investigators reminded the legal team. Rebecca Ballhaus, WSJ, "The Legal Strategy That Paid Off for the President," 20 Apr. 2019 And while most of us would agree that helping to rebuild one of the world's historical landmarks is a good cause, all aid comes at the expense of something else. Dennis Tang, Teen Vogue, "Trump's Offer to Help Notre-Dame Rebuild Doesn't Match His Response to Puerto Rico's Disaster," 19 Apr. 2019 The best way to remove a tick on a dog is to pluck it off as fast as possible, Dr. de Jong and Dr. Kimsey agree. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "What to Do If Your Dog Has a Tick Bite," 19 Apr. 2019 But after a heated few days of testimony, the case was surprisingly settled: Uber agreed to pay a settlement of $245 million, and promised not to use any of Waymo’s tech in its self-driving cars. Andrew J. Hawkins, The Verge, "The Verge 2018 tech report card: Uber," 29 Dec. 2018

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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

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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