- 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.
- collective agreement.
- an expression of assent by two or more parties to the same object.
- the phraseology, written or oral, of an exchange of promises.
Origin of agreement
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Examples from the Web for agreement
Ronald Reagan approved the agreement and the USTR reviewed Korean practices through the end of his term.Propaganda, Protest, and Poisonous Vipers: The Cinema War in Korea
December 30, 2014
In November 2014, that agreement was extended by four months, with some additional restrictions on Iran.
The agreement has three main points, all of which Iran has met, the IAEA says.
“The CIA has since paid out more than $1 million pursuant to the agreement,” the report notes.The Luxury Homes That Torture and Your Tax Dollars Built
December 12, 2014
For obvious reasons, finalizing such an agreement would have required the presence and signature of both candidates.How to Fight Corruption With Game Theory
November 29, 2014
This is the eternal agreement, but an agreement of which we find it difficult to accept the terms.The Conquest of Fear
But the confident tone brought no response of agreement from Mary.Within the Law
And on the way out he lived up to the letter of their agreement.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
WE tried to make some plans, but we couldn't come to no agreement.Tom Sawyer Abroad
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Now, where there is an et cetera in an agreement, there is always an opening for dispute.Tales And Novels, Volume 4 (of 10)
- 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
- Also called: concord grammar 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
Word Origin and History for 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).
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.