Agreeing



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

How would she feel if Bizanowicz got a shorter term in return for agreeing to be castrated?
The Case for Castration Tim Murphy March 25, 2009

Another fighter named Abdullah pipes up, agreeing with Akhund, saying he is also confused about what to do this year.
Taliban Have Second Thoughts About Fighting in Afghanistan Sami Yousafzai, Ron Moreau April 5, 2013

He could always still offer a last-minute stand-down by agreeing to a national unity government and new presidential elections.
The Mexican Standoff in Egypt Hussein Ibish July 2, 2013

The trial ran from 1998 to 2001 and ended up with Microsoft agreeing to relatively minor settlement terms.
Google Faces Antitrust Subpoena Dan Lyons June 22, 2011

We all go through life with people not liking us, liking us, agreeing with us, not agreeing with us.
The Car Czar Fights Back Lloyd Grove September 19, 2010

Historical Examples

Bordering on the Suiones are the Sitones, agreeing with them in all things excepting that they are governed by a woman.
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She would on her part make Aldonza welcome, and had no fears of not agreeing with her.
The Armourer’s Prentices Charlotte M. Yonge

Myron, agreeing, felt flattered that the well-dressed youth had singled him out.
Full-Back Foster Ralph Henry Barbour

agreeing to this plan they crossed the channel and camped at Klu-quilth-coose.
Indian Legends of Vancouver Island Alfred Carmichael

To which he had replied that, while agreeing with her on the main principle, the way in which to look at the matter was this.
Renshaw Fanning’s Quest Bertram Mitford

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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