American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To grant consent; accede: We agreed to her suggestion.
- v. To come into or be in accord, as of opinion: I agree with you on that. Our views on the election agree.
- v. To come to an understanding or to terms: We agreed on the price.
- v. To be compatible or consistent; correspond: The copy agrees with the original. His story agrees with mine.
- v. To be suitable, appropriate, pleasing, or healthful: Spicy food does not agree with me.
- v. Grammar To correspond in gender, number, case, or person.
- v. To grant or concede: My parents agreed that we should go.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In good part; kindly; in a friendly manner.
- A. With a personal or personified subject, in which case agree is either used absolutely or is followed by with before the agreeing object, and by upon, on, for, to, or in, and sometimes with, before the object or condition of the agreement; the latter may be expressed by an infinitive or a clause.
- To be of one mind; harmonize in opinion or feeling: as, with regard to the expediency of the law all the parties agree.
- To live in concord or without contention; harmonize in action; be mutually accordant in intercourse or relation.
- To come to one opinion or mind; come to an arrangement or understanding; arrive at a settlement.
- To yield assent; consent; rarely, express concurrence: as, he agreed to accompany the ambassador.
- B. With a thing or things for the subject, in which case agree now takes no preposition except with or in after it, though formerly to was also so used.
- To be consistent; harmonize; not to conflict or be repugnant: as, this story agrees with what has been related by others.
- To resemble; be similar; be applicable or appropriate; tally; match; correspond; coincide: as, the picture does not agree with the original.
- To suit; be accommodated or adapted: as, the same food does not agree with every constitution.
- In grammar, to correspond in number, case, gender, or person: as, a verb must agree with its subject. Synonyms To accord (with), concur (in), subscribe (to), promise, engage, undertake. See list under
- To settle; determine; arrange.
- To agree with; suit.
- v. intransitive To harmonize in opinion, statement, or action; to be in unison or concord; to be or become united or consistent; to concur.
- v. intransitive To yield assent; to accede;—followed by to.
- v. transitive, UK, Ireland To yield assent to; to approve.
- v. intransitive To make a stipulation by way of settling differences or determining a price; to exchange promises; to come to terms or to a common resolve; to promise.
- v. intransitive To be conformable; to resemble; to coincide; to correspond.
- v. intransitive To suit or be adapted in its effects; to do well.
- v. intransitive, grammar To correspond to in gender, number, case, or person.
- v. intransitive, law To consent to a contract or to an element of a contract.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To harmonize in opinion, statement, or action; to be in unison or concord; to be or become united or consistent; to concur.
- v. To yield assent; to accede; -- followed by
- v. To make a stipulation by way of settling differences or determining a price; to exchange promises; to come to terms or to a common resolve; to promise.
- v. To be conformable; to resemble; to coincide; to correspond
- v. To suit or be adapted in its effects; to do well.
- v. (Gram.) To correspond in gender, number, case, or person.
- v. obsolete To make harmonious; to reconcile or make friends.
- v. obsolete To admit, or come to one mind concerning; to settle; to arrange
- v. be in accord; be in agreement
- v. go together
- v. consent or assent to a condition, or agree to do something
- v. achieve harmony of opinion, feeling, or purpose
- v. show grammatical agreement
- v. be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics
- v. be agreeable or suitable
- Old French agreer ("to accept or receive kindly"), from a gré ("favorably"), from Latin ad ("to") + gratum ("pleasing"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English agreen, from Old French agreer, from Vulgar Latin *aggrātāre : Latin ad-, ad- + Latin grātus, pleasing. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“While I admire and respect these Members for coming together and participating in a real dialogue about the future of climate change legislation, I hope that a revenue-neutral carbon tax (the solution the overwhelming majority of economists and scientists agree is best) is being considered.”
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