verbo (agrees, agreeing, agreed)[no object]
- 1Have the same opinion about something; concur: I completely agree with your recent editorial we both agreed on issues such as tougher penalties for criminals [with direct speech]: ‘Yes, dreadful, isn’t it,’ she agreedMás ejemplos en oraciones
- We agreed on the main issue: that new technologies make it possible for this to be done.
- This is the underlying issue which campaigners agree must be tackled in years to come.
- Nevertheless almost everybody agrees that a thought is produced when the brain neurons fire.
- 1.1 (agree with) Approve of (something) with regard to its moral correctness: I don’t agree with random drugs testing in schoolsMás ejemplos en oraciones
- I neither agreed with nor approved her methods or her language, but there was never any doubt about her passion and the depth of her conviction.
- I have to say that I don't agree with this from a moral viewpoint.
- I'm not disgusted by the exhibit but I don't agree with the message of moral equivalency.
- 2 (agree to or to do something) Say that one will do something which has been suggested by another person: she had agreed to go and see a movie with himMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Magistrates cannot order that people be removed to hospital unless the hospital authority agrees to accept them.
- To avoid the authorities, he agrees to accompany an inventor to go around the world in 80 days.
- She was so thrilled by the prospect of motherhood that Thorn follows the advice of a priest and agrees to accept an orphan child as his own.
- 2.1 [with object] Reach agreement about (something) after negotiation: if they had agreed a price the deal would have gone through [no object]: the commission agreed on a proposal to limit importsMás ejemplos en oraciones
- The plan involves agreeing a pay rise for this year and continuing negotiations over wage increases for the next two years.
- It was agreed that negotiations should take place with both contractors.
- After negotiation, we agree a set of terms under which the autopsy will be performed.
- 3 (agree with) Be consistent with: your body language does not agree with what you are sayingMás ejemplos en oraciones
- The form of the average simulated wave profile agrees with the analytic result with good accuracy, which demonstrates consistency of our approach.
- String theory is false, because no consistent version of the theory exists or no version agrees with all experimental results.
- These data partially agree with our results but cannot be made completely consistent.
- 3.1 Grammar Have the same number, gender, case, or person as: the verb agrees with the final nounMás ejemplos en oraciones
- In such cases, proximity concord operates, the verb agreeing with the nearest noun.
- In the present tense construction, the verb agrees with the subject but not the object, hence the subject but not the object can be omitted.
- Thus Voltaire: ‘The adjective is the enemy of the noun, though it agrees with it in number and gender.’
- 3.2 [usually with negative] Be healthy or appropriate for (someone): she’s eaten something which did not agree with herMás ejemplos en oraciones
be agreeable to, be good for, be healthy for, be acceptable to, suit
- The climate there did not agree with the health of one of the children so they returned to Ireland after three years.
- Unfortunately, the job market doesn't appear to consistently agree with me.
- Milk doesn't agree with me.
agree to differ
- see differ.
late Middle English: from Old French agreer, based on Latin ad- 'to' + gratus 'pleasing'.