from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To grant consent; accede: We agreed to her suggestion.
- intransitive v. To come into or be in accord, as of opinion: I agree with you on that. Our views on the election agree.
- intransitive v. To come to an understanding or to terms: We agreed on the price.
- intransitive v. To be compatible or consistent; correspond: The copy agrees with the original. His story agrees with mine.
- intransitive v. To be suitable, appropriate, pleasing, or healthful: Spicy food does not agree with me.
- intransitive v. Grammar To correspond in gender, number, case, or person.
- transitive v. To grant or concede: My parents agreed that we should go.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- 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 to.
- v. To yield assent to; to approve.
- 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. To correspond to in gender, number, case, or person.
- v. To consent to a contract or to an element of a contract.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To harmonize in opinion, statement, or action; to be in unison or concord; to be or become united or consistent; to concur.
- intransitive v. To yield assent; to accede; -- followed by to.
- intransitive 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.
- intransitive v. To be conformable; to resemble; to coincide; to correspond
- intransitive v. To suit or be adapted in its effects; to do well.
- intransitive v. To correspond in gender, number, case, or person.
- transitive v. To make harmonious; to reconcile or make friends.
- transitive v. To admit, or come to one mind concerning; to settle; to arrange
from The 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.
- To settle; determine; arrange.
- To agree with; suit.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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
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)
Old French agreer ("to accept or receive kindly"), from a gré ("favorably"), from Latin ad ("to") + gratum ("pleasing"). (Wiktionary)