Definition of agree in English:

agree

Syllabification: a·gree
Pronunciation: /əˈɡrē
 
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verb (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 clause]: I agree that consumers are always right [with direct speech]: “Yes, it’s dreadful, isn’t it,” she agreed
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  • 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.
Synonyms
concur, be of the same mind/opinion, see eye to eye, be in sympathy, be united, be as one man
1.1 (agree with) Approve of (something) with regard to its moral correctness: I’m not sure I agree with abortion
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  • 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) Consent to do something that has been suggested by another person: she had agreed to go and see a movie with him
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  • 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.
Synonyms
consent to, assent to, acquiesce to, accept, approve, say yes to, give one's approval to, give the nod to
informal OK
formal accede to
2.1 [no object] Reach agreement about (something), typically after a period of negotiation: the commission agreed on a proposal to limit imports [with object]: chiefly British if they had agreed a price, the deal would have gone through
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  • 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.
Synonyms
settle on, decide on, arrive at, work out, negotiate, reach an agreement on, come to terms on, strike a bargain on, make a deal on, shake hands on
3 (agree with) Be consistent with: your body language does not agree with what you are saying
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  • 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.
Synonyms
match (up), jibe, accord, correspond, chime in, conform, coincide, fit, tally, be in harmony/agreement, harmonize, be consistent/equivalent
informal square
3.1 Grammar Have the same number, gender, case, or person as: the writer made the verb agree with the subject
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  • 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 that did not agree with her
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  • 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.

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French agreer, based on Latin ad- 'to' + gratus 'pleasing'.

Usage

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.

Phrases

agree to differ

see differ.

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