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

Margaret Hunter pleaded guilty last month to one corruption count and agreed to testify against her husband. Washington Post, "Judge will rule on key pretrial motions for congressman," 8 July 2019 On one side are the Trump administration and 18 states, led by Texas, that agree with O'Connor's decision and want the law dismantled. Richard Wolf, USA TODAY, "Affordable Care Act threatened as Trump administration, GOP states fight U.S. House, Democratic states in court," 7 July 2019 There was no real worry: Some deals, including a few that got agreed upon very quickly when the negotiating window opened June 30, simply needed to be slotted in a certain order to make the NBA's money rules work. Tim Reynolds, orlandosentinel.com, "Deals get real: Butler joins Heat, Raptors wish Kawhi well," 6 July 2019 If some of the smartest astronomers in the world can’t come to an in-house agreement, is there any hope that the international community will ever agree? Sigal Samuel, Vox, "If aliens call, what should we do? Scientists want your opinion.," 6 July 2019 Defender Justin Hoyte, who captained FC Cincinnati in almost every match since Kendall Waston stepped away from the team for the CONCACAF Gold Cup, agreed with Richey's sentiments. Pat Brennan, Cincinnati.com, "FC Cincinnati has a two-pronged approach in the upcoming transfer window," 6 July 2019 AbbVie stunned investors last month by agreeing to acquire Allergan for $63 billion. Charley Grant, WSJ, "Plan on More Pharma Megamergers," 6 July 2019 Adams appealed, and the U.S. Judicial Conference’s conduct and disability committee largely agreed with the council in a 2017 decision. Eric Heisig, cleveland.com, "Court committee drops misconduct complaint against federal Judge John Adams in Akron," 5 July 2019 In March, Facebook reached a settlement with civil rights groups and agreed to make sweeping changes to the ways landlords, employers and lenders buy housing, employment or credit ads. Ariana Tobin, ProPublica, "New York Is Investigating Whether Facebook Lets Advertisers Discriminate," 5 July 2019

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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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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