- 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
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|Rich Goldstein|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Michael Daly|December 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For obvious reasons, finalizing such an agreement would have required the presence and signature of both candidates.
"I thought that we had already come to an agreement," said Simpson, with some warmth.The Cave by the Beech Fork|Henry S. Spalding
Agreement can make its own fortune, and need not wait to be endowed.History of American Socialisms|John Humphrey Noyes
Article 10 reserves the rights of Poland and declares that this Agreement shall not apply to her.A Revision of the Treaty|John Maynard Keynes
So you will wait, or the agreement shall be broken by you, not by me.The Sky Is Falling|Lester del Rey
By an agreement, all parties met at Indian Spring to consider a second treaty, early in February, 1825.Revolutionary Reader|Sophie Lee Foster
Word Origin 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.