verb (used without object), a·greed, a·gree·ing.
- to have the same views, emotions, etc.; harmonize in opinion or feeling (often followed by with): I don’t agree with you.
- to give consent; assent (often followed by to): He agreed to accompany the ambassador. Do you agree to the conditions?
- to live in concord or without contention; get along together.
- 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.
- to be consistent; harmonize (usually followed by with): This story agrees with hers.
- to correspond; conform; resemble (usually followed by with): The play does not agree with the book.
- to be suitable; comply with a preference or an ability to digest (usually followed by with): The food did not agree with me.
- 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.
- to concede; grant (usually followed by a noun clause): I agree that he is the ablest of us.
- Chiefly British. to consent to or concur with: We agree the stipulations. I must agree your plans.
verb agrees, agreeing or agreed (mainly intr)
- (often foll by with) to be of the same opinion; concur
- (also tr; when intr, often foll by to; when tr, takes a clause as object or an infinitive) to give assent; consentshe agreed to go home; I’ll agree to that
- (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
- (foll by with) to be similar or consistent; harmonize; correspond
- (foll by with) to be agreeable or suitable (to one’s health, temperament, etc)
- (tr; takes a clause as object) to concede or grant; admitthey agreed that the price they were asking was too high
- (tr) to make consistent withto agree the balance sheet with the records by making adjustments, writing off, etc
- grammar to undergo agreement
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.