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verb (used without object),a·greed, a·gree·ing.
  1. to have the same views, emotions, etc.; harmonize in opinion or feeling (often followed by with): I don't agree with you.

  2. to give consent; assent (often followed by to): He agreed to accompany the ambassador.Do you agree to the conditions?

  1. to live in concord or without contention; get along together.

  2. to come to one opinion or mind; come to an arrangement or understanding; arrive at a settlement: They have agreed on the terms of surrender.

  3. to be consistent; harmonize (usually followed by with): This story agrees with hers.

  4. to correspond; conform; resemble (usually followed by with): The play does not agree with the book.

  5. to be suitable; comply with a preference or an ability to digest (usually followed by with): The food did not agree with me.

  6. Grammar. to correspond in inflectional form, as in number, case, gender, or person; to show agreement. In The boy runs, boy is a singular noun and runs agrees with it in number.

verb (used with object),a·greed, a·gree·ing.
  1. to concede; grant (usually followed by a noun clause): I agree that he is the ablest of us.

  2. Chiefly British. to consent to or concur with: We agree the stipulations.I must agree your plans.

Origin of agree

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English agre, agreen, from Anglo-French, Old French agre(e)r, from phrase a gre “at pleasure, at will” (from a “to, at,” from Latin ad ad- ); gre “pleasure, will,” from Latin grātum (see gree2)

synonym study For agree

1. Agree, consent, accede, assent, concur all suggest complying with the idea, sentiment, or action of someone. Agree, the general term, suggests compliance in response to any degree of persuasion or opposition: to agree to go; to agree to a meeting, to a wish, request, demand, ultimatum. Consent, applying to rather important matters, conveys an active and positive idea; it implies making a definite decision to comply with someone's expressed wish: to consent to become engaged. Accede, a more formal word, also applies to important matters and implies a degree of yielding to conditions: to accede to terms. Assent conveys a more passive idea; it suggests agreeing intellectually or verbally with someone's assertion, request, etc.: to assent to a speaker's theory, to a proposed arrangement. To concur is to show accord in matters of opinion, as of minds independently running along the same channels: to concur in a judgment about a painting. 5. See correspond.

Opposites for agree

Other words from agree

  • a·gree·ing·ly, adverb
  • in·ter·a·gree, verb (used with object), in·ter·a·greed, in·ter·a·gree·ing.
  • pre·a·gree, verb (used without object), pre·a·greed, pre·a·gree·ing. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use agree in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for agree


/ (əˈɡriː) /

verbagrees, agreeing or agreed (mainly intr)
  1. (often foll by with) to be of the same opinion; concur

  2. (also tr; when intr, often foll by to; when tr, takes a clause as object or an infinitive) to give assent; consent: she agreed to go home; I'll agree to that

  1. (also tr; when intr, foll by on or about; when tr, may take a clause as object) to come to terms (about); arrive at a settlement (on): they agreed a price; they agreed on the main points

  2. (foll by with) to be similar or consistent; harmonize; correspond

  3. (foll by with) to be agreeable or suitable (to one's health, temperament, etc)

  4. (tr; takes a clause as object) to concede or grant; admit: they agreed that the price they were asking was too high

  5. (tr) to make consistent with: to agree the balance sheet with the records by making adjustments, writing off, etc

  6. grammar to undergo agreement

Origin of agree

C14: from Old French agreer, from the phrase a gre at will or pleasure

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