- 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 agreement. 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.
Origin of agree
Examples from the Web for agree
Yet this, in the end, is a book from which one emerges sad, gloomy, disenchanted, at least if we agree to take it seriously.Houellebecq’s Incendiary Novel Imagines France With a Muslim President
January 9, 2015
Even Democrats and Republicans can agree that Nazis are bad and Social Security is good.Nazis, Sunscreen, and Sea Gull Eggs: Congress in 2014 Was Hella Productive
December 29, 2014
White and Crandall agree that low-intensity workouts are ideal.5 Hangover Cures to Save You After a Few Too Many
December 19, 2014
YouTube has signed up over a million partners (people who agree to run ads over their videos to make money from their content).How Much Money Does a Band Really Make on Tour?
December 8, 2014
The first thing Joplin needs to find out before he will agree to officiate a wedding is why his potential client is in prison.Saying Yes to the Dress—Behind Bars
December 8, 2014
"I wish I could agree with you," laughed Grace, her color rising.Grace Harlowe's Return to Overton Campus
Jessie Graham Flower
November 1st, Turkey was forced by Russia to agree to an armistice of eight weeks.
And whatever our views of its cause, we can agree that children at risk are not at fault.
But Mr. Gladstone would not agree to any of these plans as far as they pertained to himself.
"I do not agree with you in your religious sentiments, Ashton, as you know," said George.Life in London
- (often foll by with) to be of the same opinion; concur
- (also tr; when intr, often foll by to; when tr, takes a clause as object or an infinitive) to give assent; consentshe agreed to go home; I'll agree to that
- (also tr; when intr, foll by on or about; when tr, 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)
- (tr; takes a clause as object) to concede or grant; admitthey agreed that the price they were asking was too high
- (tr) to make consistent withto agree the balance sheet with the records by making adjustments, writing off, etc
- grammar to undergo agreement
Word Origin and History for agree
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.