the act of agreeing or of coming to a mutual arrangement.
the state of being in accord.
an arrangement that is accepted by all parties to a transaction.
a contract or other document delineating such an arrangement.
unanimity of opinion; harmony in feeling:
agreement among the members of the faculty.
Grammar. correspondence in number, case, gender, person, or some other formal category between syntactically connected words, especially between one or more subordinate words and the word or words upon which they depend; selection by one word of the matching formal subclass, or category, in another word syntactically construed with the first.

an expression of assent by two or more parties to the same object.
the phraseology, written or oral, of an exchange of promises.

Contemporary Examples

Thompson: The agreement among the band members that we were going to do it.
The Pixies Talk About Their Reunion, New Music and a Missing Band Member Andrew Romano September 19, 2013

The plan would also cancel the Oslo Accords in agreement with the Palestinians, and replace them with a new interim pact.
Meretz Has Low Expectations For Lofty Goals Emily L. Hauser December 25, 2012

Unable to come to an agreement over alimony, God intervenes to help Adam and Eve divvy up their marital belongings.
Johnny Carson’s Greatest Moments From Carnac to a Python Grapple Brittany Jones-Cooper May 6, 2012

“We signed an agreement and we went to work with him at ADC,” Kosongo says in the film.
‘Mission Congo’ Alleges Pat Robertson Exploited Post-Genocide Rwandans For Diamonds Marlow Stern September 6, 2013

“We should not be surprised by or alarmed at the fact that the Loya Jirga is going to examine this agreement,” he said.
Gen. John Allen Praises the Terms of New U.S.-Afghanistan Agreement Daniel Klaidman November 20, 2013

Historical Examples

The white man and he began to talk, and they seemed to come to some agreement.
The Trembling of a Leaf William Somerset Maugham

This is the eternal agreement, but an agreement of which we find it difficult to accept the terms.
The Conquest of Fear Basil King

Indeed there is no substantial objection to terming any sort of government made by a constitution or agreement federal.
Nullification, Secession Webster’s Argument and the Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions Caleb William Loring

But the confident tone brought no response of agreement from Mary.
Within the Law Marvin Dana

The agreement was made upon reasonable terms, and sufficient to accomplish my object.
The Confessions of J. J. Rousseau, Complete Jean Jacques Rousseau

the act of agreeing
a settlement, esp one that is legally enforceable; covenant; treaty
a contract or document containing such a settlement
the state of being of the same opinion; concord; harmony
the state of being similar or consistent; correspondence; conformity
(grammar) Also called concord. the determination of the inflectional form of one word by some grammatical feature, such as number or gender, of another word, esp one in the same sentence
See collective agreement, national agreement

late 14c., “mutual conformity of things;” c.1400, “mutual understanding” (among persons), also (of things) “mutual conformity,” from Old French agrement, noun of action from agreer “to please” (see agree).

A requirement for parts of a sentence in standard written English; the parts must agree, for example, in number and person.

The subject and verb of a clause or simple sentence must agree in person, as in “He is a boy.” The subject, he, and the verb, is, are both in the third person. The subject and verb also must agree in number, as in “We are girls.” The subject, we, and the verb, are, are both plural.

Nouns and pronouns must also agree in number, person, and gender as in “Every boy must mind his manners.” The noun boy and the pronoun his are both singular, both in the third person, and both masculine.

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