agree
Pronunciation
  • enPR: ə-grē', IPA: /əˈɡɹiː/
  • (GA) IPA: /əˈɡɹi/
Verb

agree (agrees, present participle agreeing; past and past participle agreed)

  1. (intransitive) To harmonize in opinion, statement, or action; to be in unison or concord; to be or become united or consistent; to concur.
    all parties agree in the expediency of the law.
    • 1599, William Shakespeare, a sonnet in The Passionate Pilgrim
      If music and sweet poetry agree.
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981 ↗, Mark 14:56 ↗:
      For many bare false witness against him, but their witness agreed not together.
    • The more you agree together, the less hurt can your enemies do you.
  2. (intransitive) To yield assent; to accede;—followed by to.
    to agree to an offer, or to opinion.
  3. (transitive, UK, Irish) To yield assent to; to approve.
    • 2011 April 3, John Burke, in The Sunday Business Post:
      Bishops agree sex abuse rules
  4. (intransitive) To make a stipulation by way of settling differences or determining a price; to exchange promises; to come to terms or to a common resolve; to promise.
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981 ↗, Matt 5:25 ↗:
      Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison.
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981 ↗, Matt 20:13 ↗:
      But he answered one of them, and said, Friend, I do thee no wrong: didst not thou agree with me for a penny?
  5. (intransitive) To be conformable; to resemble; to coincide; to correspond.
    the picture does not agree with the original; the two scales agree exactly.
  6. (intransitive, now always with with) To suit or be adapted in its effects; to do well.
    the same food does not agree with every constitution.
  7. (intransitive, grammar) To correspond to (another word) in a grammatical category, such as gender, number, case, or person.
    In Romanian, the articles, adjectives, pronouns agree in gender, number and case with the noun they refer to.
  8. (intransitive, legal) To consent to a contract or to an element of a contract.
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