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Part or all of this page has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

Etymology

Old French agréer (to accept or receive kindly), from a gré (favorably), from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] ad (to) + gratum (pleasing).

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to agree

Third person singular
agrees

Simple past
agreed

Past participle
-

Present participle
agreeing

to 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.
    all parties agree in the expediency of the law.
    If music and sweet poetry agree. --Shak.
    Their witness agreed not together. --Mark xiv. 56.
    The more you agree together, the less hurt can your enemies do you. --Sir T. Browne.
  2. (intransitive) To yield assent; to accede;—followed by to.
    to agree to an offer, or to opinion.
  3. (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.
    Agree with thine adversary quickly. --Matt. v. 25.
    Didst not thou agree with me for a penny ? --Matt. xx. 13.
  4. (intransitive) To be conformable; to resemble; to coincide; to correspond.
    the picture does not agree with the original; the two scales agree exactly.
  5. (intransitive) To suit or be adapted in its effects; to do well.
    the same food does not agree with every constitution.
  6. (intransitive) (grammar) To correspond in gender, number, case, or person.

Usage notes

Synonyms

To assent; concur; consent; acquiesce; accede; engage; promise; stipulate; contract; bargain; correspond; harmonize; fit; tally; coincide; comport.

Antonyms

Derived terms

Translations

  • Armenian: համաձայնվել (hamadzaynvel)
  • Cornish: assentya
  • Croatian: složiti se
  • Czech: souhlasit, dohodnout
  • Danish: overensstemme
  • Dutch: afspreken, overeenstemmen, het eens zijn, toestemmen
  • Esperanto: akordi
  • Estonian: kokku leppima, nõustuma, kooskõlastama
  • Finnish: hyväksyä fi(fi)
  • French: accorder fr(fr)
  • German: übereinstimmen, zustimmen
  • Greek: συμφωνώ el(el)
  • Hebrew: להסכים (le'haskim)
  • Hungarian: egyetért
  • Icelandic: samþykkja
  • Irish: aontú le
  • Italian: concordare it(it), prestarsi it(it)
  • Japanese: 同じる (dōjiru); 賛成する (sansei suru); 一致する (itchi suru)
  • Kurdish:
    Sorani: یه‌ک گرتن ku(ku) (yek girtin)
  • Macedonian: се сложува (se složuva)
  • Maltese: jaqbel m., taqbel f., jaqblu pl.
  • Mandarin: tóngyì cmn(cmn)
  • Norwegian: overensstemme
  • Polish: uzgadniać
  • Portuguese: concordar pt(pt)
  • Russian: соглашаться (soglashatʹsʹa)
  • Slovene: strinjati se
  • Spanish: concordar es(es)
  • Swedish: överensstämma
  • Walloon: esse dʼacoird
  • Welsh: cytuno

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