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How does the verb agree contrast with its synonyms?

The words coincide and concur are common synonyms of agree. While all three words 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

When would coincide be a good substitute for agree?

The words coincide and agree can be used in similar contexts, but coincide, used more often of opinions, judgments, wishes, or interests than of people, implies total agreement.

their wishes coincide exactly with my desire

When might concur be a better fit than agree?

Although the words concur and agree have much in common, concur often implies approval of someone else's statement or decision.

if my wife concurs, it's a deal

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“Agree.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/agree. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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