verb (agrees, agreeing, agreed)[no object]
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.’
- 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.
Note the distinction between agreeing to something like a plan, scheme, or project and agreeing with somebody: I agree to the repayment schedule suggested; Danielle agrees with Eric that we should all go hiking on Saturday; humid weather does not agree with me. The construction agree with is also used regarding two things that go together: that story does not agree with the facts; the verb must agree with the noun in person and number.
agree to differ
- see differ.
Late Middle English: from Old French agreer, based on Latin ad- 'to' + gratus 'pleasing'.
When we agree to something, there is a core notion of trying to please; the word is from Old French agreer, based on Latin ad- ‘to’ and gratus ‘pleasing’. It took over a hundred years after the phrase ‘to agree’ first appeared in the writings of Chaucer for its opposite, disagree, to appear in writing during the 1490s.
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