Definition of agreement in English:

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Pronunciation: /əˈɡrēmənt/


1Harmony or accordance in opinion or feeling; a position or result of agreeing: the governments failed to reach agreement the two officers nodded in agreement there is wide agreement that investment is necessary
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  • I'm in agreement that the divorce rate is exceptionally high and mostly avoidable.
  • We're all thoroughly in agreement that these first-past-the-post elections are a bad thing.
  • The meeting was in agreement that action has to be taken to end the monopoly.
accord, concurrence, consensus;
assent, acceptance, consent, acquiescence, endorsement, like-mindedness
contract, compact, treaty, covenant, pact, accord, concordat, protocol
1.1A negotiated and typically legally binding arrangement between parties as to a course of action: a trade agreement a verbal agreement to sell
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  • She contends that such agreements were final and binding on the parties.
  • In effect, they are hiring the union to act as agent in the negotiation of agreements.
  • He did not have to enter into the agreements for leases if he did not want to.
1.2The absence of incompatibility between two things; consistency: agreement between experimental observations and theory
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  • It also turns out to provide finite expressions that are in stunning agreement with experiment.
  • The results are in agreement with classical ones.
  • Statistics are in agreement with field estimates.
correspondence, consistency, compatibility, accord;
similarity, resemblance, likeness, similitude
1.3 Grammar The condition of having the same number, gender, case, or person.
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  • The chapter concludes with a discussion of agreement markers triggered by inflection classes.
  • There is some evidence that the possibility of dropping expletive subjects is linked to agreement.
  • Many current treatments of agreement assume that a noun phrase like "John" or "the book" has a single set of agreement (person, number, gender) features.


Late Middle English: from Old French, from agreer 'make agreeable to' (see agree).

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Syllabification: a·gree·ment

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