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.
an expression of assent by two or more parties to the same object.
the phraseology, written or oral, of an exchange of promises.
- in·ter·a·gree·ment, noun
- non·a·gree·ment, noun
- pre·a·gree·ment, noun
- pro·a·gree·ment, adjective
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How to use agreement in a sentence
Ultimately, the Italian courts and Italian-American extradition agreements may decide the fate of Amanda Knox.
Many other agreements on nuclear and conventional weapons have followed, each one making the world safer.
After several broken agreements, the open-ended ceasefire agreed to on August 26 has held.
But once again Russia ignored international norms, procedures and agreements.
With viral online organizing, the idea of non-desertion agreements could spread quickly.
Both their and my agreements were immediately ratified, and they are in high spirits.Life of Richard Trevithick, Volume II (of 2) | Francis Trevithick
The merchants' agreements were, for whatever reason, much better observed in some places than in others.The Eve of the Revolution | Carl Becker
Besides agreements to live separately, the law for several causes permits absolute separation.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman | Albert Sidney Bolles
In October the agreements were everywhere definitely abandoned, and new agreements were made against the importation of tea only.The Political History of England - Vol. X. | William Hunt
But the agreements, or the ulterior consequences to which those agreements lead, may be of very different degrees of importance.A System of Logic: Ratiocinative and Inductive | John Stuart Mill
British Dictionary definitions for agreement
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
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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.
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