Synonyms of agree in English:
3 the plan and the drawing of the church do not agree with each other
match, match up, accord, correspond, conform, coincide, fit, tally, harmonize, be in harmony, be in agreement, be consistent, be compatible, be consonant, be congruous, be in tune, equate, be equivalent, dovetail, chime, correlate, be parallel
[Antonyms] differ, contradict
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agree, consent, assent, acquiesce
More than one party is needed for an agreement, but the contributions made by each may be different.Agree is the only word of the four that describes being of one mind with others over something ( we'll have to decide what compromise we can agree on | they agree a currency price and payment terms), but all of them can be used for giving one's permission. When someone agrees to something, the parties to the agreement may be on an equal footing ( the company and the shareholders agreed to a lock-out clause), but it may depend on the willingness of one party who is in a position of superior power ( the owner has refused to say whether he'll agree to the rescue plan).Someone who consents to something proposed to them also has the power to decide on it and typically has some reservations or initial opposition. Many uses are concerned with legal considerations ( the attorney general has to consent to any prosecution under the Act). People also consent, for example, to medical treatment of various kinds, to testing for genetic susceptibility to various disorders, and to sex: the phrase consenting adult is used exclusively with reference to sexual activity. One can also consent to do something ( Loretta was hoping that Koogan would consent to lend them a key).Someone who assents to a proposal is generally a person whose approval is required, although they may feel quite indifferent to it. They are free to accept or reject the proposal, but have played no part in working it out: they merely accept what is presented to them ( the inspector assented to the remark with a nod).To acquiesce is to accept something by default through failing to resist. Often what is accepted is not something that the person really wants, and their acquiescence is due to exhaustion, attrition, or lack of real bargaining power ( the authorities believed that most refugees would acquiesce and not resist attempts to send them back). Acquiescence can easily slip into passive connivance in something bad ( the oil company was accused of acquiescing in the pollution of the people's lands).
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