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agreement

[ uh-gree-muhnt ]
/ əˈgri mənt /
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Origin of agreement

1375–1425; late Middle English agrement < Middle French. See agree, -ment
SYNONYMS FOR agreement
Related formsin·ter·a·gree·ment, nounnon·a·gree·ment, nounpre·a·gree·ment, nounpro·a·gree·ment, adjective

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3. Agreement, bargain, compact, contract all suggest a binding arrangement between two or more parties. Agreement ranges in meaning from mutual understanding to binding obligation. Bargain applies particularly to agreements about buying and selling but also to haggling over terms in an agreement. Compact applies to treaties or alliances between nations or to solemn personal pledges. Contract is used especially in law and business for such agreements as are legally enforceable.
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British Dictionary definitions for agreement

agreement

/ (əˈɡriːmənt) /

noun

Word Origin for agreement

C14: from Old French
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for agreement

agreement


n.

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).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Culture definitions for agreement

agreement


A requirement for parts of a sentence in standard written English; the parts must agree, for example, in number and person.

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.

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