\ 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 Hanwell shared that there are not many other projects like this in the state, as such an effort requires that a city council, municipal and common pleas court judges, city administrators and county commissioners all agree to the project. Alyssa Alfano, cleveland, "Medina mayor, county commissioner outline ballot issue on courthouse partnership," 12 Oct. 2020 For months three, four and five of rent assistance, the program will pay, and the landlord must agree to, 60% of the amount due. Andrew Boryga,, "The pandemic is pushing people to financial ruin. And the worst hardships lie ahead," 11 Oct. 2020 After Cirne issued his June memo, New Relic began requiring employees to agree to new code of conduct for online behavior. Mike Rogoway, oregonlive, "New Relic employees report unrest over work culture, CEO’s donations," 11 Oct. 2020 The strike had been called by the Norwegian Organization of Managers and Executives, or NOME, which had been insisting companies agree to collective deals for a handful of its members whose jobs have been moved onshore from offshore. Lars Erik Taraldsen,, "Norway Oil Strike to End After Mediation; Crude Extends Drop," 9 Oct. 2020 But other Republicans are wary of the liberal provisions that Mr. Mnuchin may agree to in order to win Ms. Pelosi’s support. Alan Rappeport, New York Times, "Trump Raises Stimulus Offer to $1.8 Trillion Days After Halting Negotiations," 9 Oct. 2020 But McConnell expressed doubt Friday that Congress will be able to agree to anything like that, at least not until the election is over. Morgan Watkins, The Courier-Journal, "Mitch McConnell: A COVID-19 relief deal is unlikely before Election Day," 9 Oct. 2020 Trump decided to walk away, concluding that Kim wasn't ready to agree to something the White House was interested in. Joshua Berlinger, CNN, "October 10 was supposed to be a major celebration for Kim Jong Un. Instead he faces his most daunting challenges to date," 8 Oct. 2020 Pelosi, in talks with Mnuchin, has asked the Trump administration to agree to a $2.4-trillion package that includes money for state, local, and tribal governments, additional money for food stamps and rent control, and other spending provisions. Susan Ferrechio, Washington Examiner, "'Not going to happen': Pelosi rejects narrow aid bill to bail out struggling airlines," 8 Oct. 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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17 Oct 2020

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“Agree.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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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


\ 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.


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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