- 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 agreeing
Walmart has gone even further, agreeing to extend this agreement to other crops in its supply chain.We're All Living on The Supermarket Plantation
November 8, 2014
“We need to try and get those who disagree with us to join us, not tell them off for not agreeing with us,” he says.Gay Activist David Mixner: I Mercy Killed 8 People
October 29, 2014
If senators vote for that, they would be agreeing to share the blame if and when that strategy fails.Congress Set to Bow to Obama on ISIS War
September 5, 2014
What I thought I was agreeing to felt a lot different in reality.My ‘Kink’ Nightmare: James Franco’s BDSM Porn Documentary ‘Kink’ Only Tells Part of the Story
August 30, 2014
You are invited to respond, agreeing or disagreeing with me from your own perspective.The Faith-Based Big Tent
March 9, 2014
She would on her part make Aldonza welcome, and had no fears of not agreeing with her.The Armourer's Prentices
Charlotte M. Yonge
Agreeing to this plan they crossed the channel and camped at Klu-quilth-coose.Indian Legends of Vancouver Island
So they went to work, each in his own way, agreeing mostly in untiring industry.Good Indian
B. M. Bower
They could not force me into agreeing to what they wanted me to do.My Double Life
I am happy to find you agreeing with me, then, in the legality of the doctrine of the right of search.Homeward Bound
James Fenimore Cooper
- (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 agreeing
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.