Verb agree Definition and Examples



Definition as verb:


agree (third-person singular simple present agrees, present participle agreeing, simple past and past participle agreed)

  1. (intransitive) To harmonize in opinion, statement, or action; to be in unison or concord; to be or become united or consistent; to concur.
  2. (intransitive) To yield assent; to accede;—followed by to.
  3. (transitive, Britain, Ireland) To yield assent to; to approve.
  4. (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.
  5. (intransitive) To be conformable; to resemble; to coincide; to correspond.
  6. (intransitive, now always with with) To suit or be adapted in its effects; to do well.
  7. (intransitive, grammar) To correspond to in gender, number, case, or person.
  8. (intransitive, law) To consent to a contract or to an element of a contract.

More definition: have the same views, emotions, etc.; harmonize in opinion or feeling (often followed by with), I don't agree with you. give consent; assent (often followed by to), He agreed to accompany the ambassador. Do you agree to the conditions? live in concord or without contention; get along together. come to one opinion or mind; come to an arrangement or understanding; arrive at a settlement, They have agreed on the terms of surrender. be consistent; harmonize (usually followed by with), This story agrees with hers. correspond; conform; resemble (usually followed by with), The play does not agree with the book. be suitable; comply with a preference or an ability to digest (usually followed by with), The food did not agree with me.

8.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. concede; grant (usually followed by a noun clause), I agree that he is the ablest of us.

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

1. (often foll by with) to be of the same opinion; concur

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

3. (also transitive; when intr, foll by on or about; when transitive, 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

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

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

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

7. (transitive) to make consistent with, to agree the balance sheet with the records by making adjustments, writing off, etc

8. (grammar) to undergo agreement Word OriginC14, from Old French agreer, from the phrase a gre at will or pleasureCollins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
late 14c., "to be to one's liking;" also "to give consent," from Old French agreer "to receive with favor, take pleasure in" (12c.), from phrase a gré "favorably, of good will," literally "to (one's) liking," from Latin ad "to" (see ad-) + gratum "pleasing," neuter of gratus (see grace (n.)); the original sense survives best in agreeable. Meaning "to be in harmony in opinions" is from late 15c. Related, Agreed; agreeing.


We both agree that you need to get out of this place for a while.

She couldn't agree with him more, but it was an unusual viewpoint for a man.

I'm sure we can all agree to that.

She nodded, willing to agree to anything if it meant she could see Jonny.

I would agree not to slaughter your Guardians and declare a ceasefire for thirty days, if you will agree to help me root out the traitors in my own organization.

If you agree, I'll free him when you show up at my doorstep.

Why he chose to agree, I don't know.

They sat there and pretended to agree, or at least consider the alternatives and ramifications as presented.

He wanted to agree out of anger but couldn't.

I know you agree with me.

You're not allowed in the Sanctuary, and I doubt Rhyn will agree to disappear.

But I.ll have to agree, Kris.

You both must agree to the terms you made, and I will agree on behalf of the Council.

How did you persuade Mother to agree to this?

Then you agree to give it some more thought?

I agree with you.

Agree to obey the laws that I shall make for you.

When countries do not agree on borders, laws, property rights, copyright, access to waterways, legal representation, and a thousand other issues, wars break out.

Now, these naughty fairies were so busy and so merry over their frolic that they forgot all about their errand and their master's command to go quickly, but soon they found to their dismay why they had been bidden to hasten, for although they had, as they supposed, hidden the treasure carefully, yet the bright eyes of King Sun had spied out the jars among the leaves, and as he and King Frost could never agree as to what was the best way of benefiting the world, he was very glad of a good opportunity of playing a joke upon his rather sharp rival.

We have had to agree on a certain set of rules, called etiquette and politeness, to make this frequent meeting tolerable and that we need not come to open war.

To fresh questions as to the firmness of his resolution Pierre replied: "Yes, yes, I agree," and with a beaming, childlike smile, his fat chest uncovered, stepping unevenly and timidly in one slippered and one booted foot, he advanced, while Willarski held a sword to his bare chest.

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