Agree



to have the same views, emotions, etc.; harmonize in opinion or feeling (often followed by with):
I don’t agree with you.
to give consent; assent (often followed by to):
He agreed to accompany the ambassador. Do you agree to the conditions?
to live in concord or without contention; get along together.
to come to one opinion or mind; come to an arrangement or understanding; arrive at a settlement:
They have agreed on the terms of surrender.
to be consistent; harmonize (usually followed by with):
This story agrees with hers.
to correspond; conform; resemble (usually followed by with):
The play does not agree with the book.
to be suitable; comply with a preference or an ability to digest (usually followed by with):
The food did not agree with me.
Grammar. to correspond in inflectional form, as in number, case, gender, or person; to show . In The boy runs, boy is a singular noun and runs agrees with it in number.
to concede; grant (usually followed by a noun clause):
I agree that he is the ablest of us.
Chiefly British. to consent to or concur with:
We agree the stipulations. I must agree your plans.
Contemporary Examples

With the possible exception of Rand Paul, we can all agree that BP hasn’t had its act together for a very long time.
Who Needs an Oil Spill Czar? Reihan Salam May 28, 2010

In rewarding the EU on Friday, the Nobel committee appeared, precisely, to agree.
The EU Won What?! Europe Reacts to Nobel Tracy McNicoll October 11, 2012

British people agree that the country has advanced: 42% agree they enjoy a higher standard of living than their parents.
Britain’s Bittersweet Future David Frum January 29, 2013

The roundtable on This Week seemed to agree on one thing Sunday: Chuck Grassley probably should not be using Twitter.
7 Best Moments from Sunday Talk The Daily Beast Video June 6, 2009

Google and Facebook reportedly explored a deal in 2009, but could not agree on terms.
Google Attempts to Take Down Facebook With ‘Search Plus Your World’ Feature Dan Lyons January 11, 2012

Historical Examples

It is easy to say that we ought not to have got into this conflict, and to that I might agree.
Problems of Expansion Whitelaw Reid

And whatever our views of its cause, we can agree that children at risk are not at fault.
United States Presidents’ Inaugural Speeches Various

But other astronomers do not agree with this classification.
Astronomical Curiosities J. Ellard Gore

“I do not agree with you in your religious sentiments, Ashton, as you know,” said George.
Life in London Edwin Hodder

“I agree with every word you say, Herr Pastor,” said Mrs. Hardy.
A Danish Parsonage John Fulford Vicary

verb (mainly intransitive) agrees, agreeing, agreed
(often foll by with) to be of the same opinion; concur
(also transitive; when intr, often foll by to; when transitive, takes a clause as object or an infinitive) to give assent; consent: she agreed to go home, I’ll agree to that
(also transitive; when intr, foll by on or about; when transitive, may take a clause as object) to come to terms (about); arrive at a settlement (on): they agreed a price, they agreed on the main points
(foll by with) to be similar or consistent; harmonize; correspond
(foll by with) to be agreeable or suitable (to one’s health, temperament, etc)
(transitive; takes a clause as object) to concede or grant; admit: they agreed that the price they were asking was too high
(transitive) to make consistent with: to agree the balance sheet with the records by making adjustments, writing off, etc
(grammar) to undergo agreement
v.

late 14c., “to be to one’s liking;” also “to give consent,” from Old French agreer “to receive with favor, take pleasure in” (12c.), from phrase a gré “favorably, of good will,” literally “to (one’s) liking,” from Latin ad “to” (see ad-) + gratum “pleasing,” neuter of gratus (see grace (n.)); the original sense survives best in agreeable. Meaning “to be in harmony in opinions” is from late 15c. Related: Agreed; agreeing.

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