- (often followed by with) to be of the same opinion; concur
- (also tr; when intr, often followed by to; when tr, takes a clause as object or an infinitive) to give assent; consent
- (also tr; when intr, followed by on or about; when tr, may take a clause as object) to come to terms (about); arrive at a settlement (on)
- (followed by with) to be similar or consistent; harmonize; correspond
- (followed by with) to be agreeable or suitable (to one's health, temperament, etc)
- (tr; takes a clause as object) to concede or grant; admit: they agreed that the price they were asking was too high
- to undergo agreement
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
- to be of one mind:[~ + with + object]I agree completely with you.
- to have the same opinion: [~ + on + object]We don't agree on politics.[~ + (that) clause]We all agree that you need a vacation.
- to give consent;
approve: [~ + to + object]Do you agree to those conditions?[~ + to + verb]Do you agree to accept those conditions?[~ + that clause]I agree that I will help your cause.
- [~ + on/upon + object] to arrive at a settlement or understanding: The buyer and seller have agreed on/upon the price.
- to be consistent;
be the same as or similar to;
harmonize: [no object]His story and my story agree.[~ + with + object]Her story agrees with mine.
- to be healthful or pleasing:[~ + with + object]Humid air doesn't agree with me.
- Grammar(of a subject and a verb in English, or of a pronoun and the word it stands for) to correspond by having the correct forms: [~ + with + object]The subject agrees with the verb.[no object]The subject and verb agree.
- agree is a verb, agreeable is an adjective, agreement is a noun:I agree with what you say. I agreed that we would have to finish. The weather was very agreeable. We had an agreement about who takes care of the dog.
- In English, a subject agrees with its verb in certain tenses or for certain forms. In he runs, the third person singular verb runs agrees with the third person singular subject he. Also, certain possessive adjectives and pronouns must correspond to the nouns they modify or stand for in English. In the sentence Steve or John should raise his hand, the pronoun his agrees with the noun Steve or the noun John. It is usually considered incorrect to write Steve or John should raise their hand, because their would agree with a plural noun.
- to have the same views, emotions, etc.;
harmonize in opinion or feeling (often fol. by with):I don't agree with you.
- to give consent;
assent (often fol. 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 fol. by with):This story agrees with hers.
- to correspond;
resemble (usually fol. by with):The play does not agree with the book.
- to be suitable;
comply with a preference or an ability to digest (usually fol. by with):The food did not agree with me.
- Grammarto correspond in inflectional form, as in number, case, gender, or person;
to show agreement. In The boy runs, boy is a singular noun and runs agrees with it in number.
- to concede;
grant (usually fol. by a noun clause):I agree that he is the ablest of us.
- British Terms[Chiefly Brit.]to consent to or concur with:We agree the stipulations. I must agree your plans.
- Latin grātum (see gree2)
- Latin ad to, at; gre
- Anglo-French, Old French agre(e)r from phrase a gre at pleasure, at will; a
- Middle English agre, agreen 1350–1400
- 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged Agree, consent, accede, assent, concur all suggest complying with the idea, sentiment, or action of someone. Agree, the general term, suggests compliance in response to any degree of persuasion or opposition:to agree to go; to agree to a meeting, to a wish, request, demand, ultimatum.Consent, applying to rather important matters, conveys an active and positive idea;
it implies making a definite decision to comply with someone's expressed wish:to consent to become engaged.Accede, a more formal word, also applies to important matters and implies a degree of yielding to conditions:to accede to terms.Assent conveys a more passive idea;
it suggests agreeing intellectually or verbally with someone's assertion, request, etc.:to assent to a speaker's theory, to a proposed arrangement.To concur is to show accord in matters of opinion, as of minds independently running along the same channels:to concur in a judgment about a painting.
- 5.See corresponding entry in Unabridged See correspond.
- 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged refuse, decline.
- 5.See corresponding entry in Unabridged disagree.