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agree

verb

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1 to have or come to the same opinion or point of view
  • My husband and I agree on just about every aspect of child-rearing

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2 to come to an arrangement as to a course of action
  • since we couldn't agree, we tossed a coin to decide the matter

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3 to accept the truth or existence of (something) usually reluctantly
  • finally agreed that the paint job was sloppy and would have to be redone

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4 to be in agreement on every point
  • the robber's story didn't agree with the cop's report on the incident

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5 to form a pleasing relationship
  • this warm climate seems to agree with you

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6 to give or express one's approval (as to a proposal)
  • we'll have to get the author to agree to the revisions before the article can be published

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

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“Agree.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/agree. Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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