- an expression of assent by two or more parties to the same object.
- the phraseology, written or oral, of an exchange of promises.
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What is a basic definition of agreement?
Agreement is the state or act of agreeing, meaning coming to a mutually approved arrangement. Agreement is also used to mean a deal in which all parties accept the conditions or a unity of opinion. Agreement has several other senses as a noun.
Agreement is the noun form of the verb agree, which means to be in harmony of feeling or opinion. Agreement, then, means the act of agreeing or a condition in which all people are content with a situation or what they must do. The opposite of agreement is disagreement.
- Used in a sentence: I thought Jack’s plan was good and nodded my head in agreement with everything he said.
In a similar sense, an agreement is a deal or arrangement in which all parties accept the terms. An agreement can be an unspoken pact or an actual legal document that has punishments if it isn’t followed.
- Real-life examples: In a trade agreement between the United States and Canada, both countries must approve of what they sell to each other. You might come to an agreement with your friends to split the cost of a dinner. When renting a car, a customer will sign a rental agreement that outlines how much they will pay the lender if the car is damaged.
- Used in a sentence: The United Nations negotiated a peace agreement between the two warring countries.
Where does agreement come from?
The first records of agreement come from around 1375. It ultimately comes from Middle French agrément. It combines the verb agree, meaning “to have the same views” or “to give consent ,” with the suffix -ment, that forms a noun describing a state (refreshment), a product (fragment), or a means (ornament).
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What are some other forms related to agreement?
- disagreement (noun)
- interagreement (noun)
- preagreement (noun)
- proagreement (adjective)
What are some synonyms for agreement?
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How is agreement used in real life?
Agreement is a common word that means an act of agreeing or a deal that all sides mutually agree to.
I’m in agreement with my 22-year old daughter that America’s downfall began with reality TV. Trash!
— RevWendy (@SoulBlossom_Wen) December 13, 2020
The Pentagon and the Federal Emergency Management Agency are negotiating the final terms of an agreement that could see the military provide around 450,000 Covid-19 vaccinations a day https://t.co/8EV0LKkNsN
— CNN (@CNN) January 29, 2021
So socially awkward I just accidentally convinced a door-to-door saleman that I have a wife and can't commit to his sale without her agreement.
— Rob (@RarkPhoenix) July 21, 2020
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Is agreement used correctly in the following sentence?
Every member of the club was in agreement, and so we all voted to donate money to the hospital.
Example sentences from the Web for agreement
Such an agreement currently exists for pandemic influenza, Phelan notes, but not for any other kind of disease or vaccine.A coronavirus vaccine will save more lives if we share it widely|Kat Eschner|September 17, 2020|Popular Science
After all, he and his appointees have reversed or defanged dozens of other environmental rules, practices, and international agreements during the last four years.Trump’s rollbacks could add half an EU’s worth of climate pollution by 2035|James Temple|September 17, 2020|MIT Technology Review
I agree with a lot of it…I heard Nancy Pelosi say she doesn’t want to leave until we have an agreement.Trump warms to ‘Problem Solvers’ stimulus bill—including $1,200 checks and $450 weekly unemployment benefits|Lance Lambert|September 17, 2020|Fortune
This decision went hand-in-hand with a bipartisan agreement to offer all registered voters the chance to vote by mail-in absentee ballot or by dropping one off early, according to the Louisville Courier Journal.Why you should vote as early as possible (and how to do it)|John Kennedy|September 17, 2020|Popular Science
The good news is that California reached an agreement in August with the US Forest Service to boost these efforts, with a goal of treating a million acres per year for the next two decades.Suppressing fires has failed. Here’s what California needs to do instead.|James Temple|September 17, 2020|MIT Technology Review
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
Schettino also tried to enter a plea bargain agreement, which ultimately was rejected by the Grosseto court.The Costa Concordia’s Randy Reckless Captain Takes the Stand|Barbie Latza Nadeau|December 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But no one in Spain and few in Manila as yet could foresee how the fulfilment of the Agreement would be bungled.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
The commander of this fleet was an Englishman, according to the agreement between them.
By their agreement with the owner, the Company have the right of mining under an area of 185 acres, at a royalty of 6d.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham|Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
I do not know that the agreement matters much for a few days up or down.Life of Richard Trevithick, Volume II (of 2)|Francis Trevithick
It therefore designates the act by which one enters into an agreement or a covenant with another.The Ordinance of Covenanting|John Cunningham
British Dictionary definitions for agreement
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Cultural definitions for agreement
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.