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Definition of the verb agree

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verb - inflections: agreed | agreeing | agrees

  1. be in accord; be in agreement
    • examples: We agreed on the terms of the settlement | I can't agree with you! | Sam and Sue agree | Sam wants to agree with Sue
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Actor - being or organization, plural] [Verb]They agreed
      [Actor - being or organization, plural] [Verb] [Theme, what-extraction]We agreed what he should do
      [Actor - being or organization, plural] [Verb] [Theme, what-infinitive clause]We agreed what to do
      [Actor - being or organization, plural] [Verb] about [Theme, possessive with -ing]They agreed about his coming
      [Actor - being or organization, plural] [Verb] about [Theme, wh-complement clause]They agreed about whether he should go
      [Actor - being or organization, plural] [Verb] about [Theme, what-extraction]They agreed about what should be done
      [Actor - being or organization, plural] [Verb] about [Theme, what-infinitive clause]They agreed about what to do
      [Actor - being or organization, plural] [Verb] about [Theme, whether-infinitive clause]They agreed about whether to go
      [Actor - being or organization, plural] [Verb] about [Theme, not sentential clause]They agreed about it
      [Actor 1 - being or organization] [Verb] with [Actor 2] [Theme, how-extraction]They agreed with her how it should be done
      [Actor 1 - being or organization] [Verb] with [Actor 2] [Theme, wh-infinitive clause]They agreed with her how to do it
      [Actor 1 - being or organization] [Verb] with [Actor 2] about [Theme, wh-complement clause]They agreed with him about whether he should kill the peasants
      [Actor 1 - being or organization] [Verb] with [Actor 2] about [Theme, what-extraction]They agreed with him about what he should do
      [Actor 1 - being or organization] [Verb] with [Actor 2] about [Theme, what-infinitive clause]They agreed with him about what to do
      [Actor 1 - being or organization] [Verb] with [Actor 2] about [Theme, whether-infinitive clause]They agreed with him about whether to go
      [Actor 1 - being or organization] [Verb] with [Actor 2] about [Theme, not sentential clause]They agreed with him about it
    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • synonyms of agree: concord / concur / hold
    • antonym of agree: disagree
    • more specific terms:
  2. consent or assent to a condition, or agree to do something
    • examples: She agreed to all my conditions | He agreed to leave her alone | They agree to move
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • more generic terms: accept / consent / go for = give an affirmative reply to
    • more specific words:
  3. be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics
  4. go together
  5. show grammatical agreement
    • example: Subjects and verbs must always agree in English
    • domain: grammar
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
  6. be agreeable or suitable
    • example: White wine doesn't agree with me
    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • more generic word: suit = be agreeable or acceptable
  7. achieve harmony of opinion, feeling, or purpose
    • examples: No two of my colleagues would agree on whom to elect chairman | Sam and Sue agree | Sam wants to agree with Sue
    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • more specific words:

Alternative definition of the verb agree

verb

  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, UK, Irish] 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] 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, legal] To consent to a contract or to an element of a contract.

Place

AGREE is an Aviation waypoint.

Phrases with agree

  1. Agree to disagree
  2. I Agree

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for agree

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Google previewCorbin on Contracts Desk Edition, 2017 Edition (2016)

by John E. Murray Jr., Timothy Murray

An Account Stated Is a Computation of a Liquidated Monetary Debt That Both the Debtor and Creditor Agree Is the Amount Owed by the Debtor An “account stated” is an arithmetical computation of previously liquidated monetary debts that ...

Google previewTheoretical Approaches to Universals (2002)

by Artemis Alexiadou

As Chomsky defines it, Agree is an operation that involves two terms, a probe and a goal. Take a functional category that has a set Of unvalued/uninterpretable features that need to be valued and deleted from narrow syntax. In order to value ...

Google previewThe Great Zapruder Film Hoax (2013)

Deceit and Deception in the Death of JFK by James H. Fetzer

The other element about the acoustics evidence is that one area where Warren Commission member David Belin and House Committee Staff Counsel Bob Blakey agree is that the acoustics evidence should be pursued. In other words, the ...

Google previewDjuna Barnes and Affective Modernism (2012)

by Julie Taylor

While Barthes dismisses pornography as an example of textual bliss — the 'text of bliss' does not literally make its reader come — 'ejaculation', which we might agree is a largely (although perhaps not exclusively) male phenomenon, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the English and Singhalese, and Singhalese and English Languages (1821)

Under the Patronage of the Government of Ceylon by Benjamin Clough

- Agree, v. n. to be in a state of ...

Google previewA Dictionary of All Religions and Religious Denominations, Jewish, Heathen, Mahometan and Christian, Ancient and Modern (1817)

With an Appendix, Containing a Sketch of the Present State of the World, as to Population, Religion, Toleration, Missions, Etc., and the Articles in which All Christian Denomination Agree by Hannah Adams

and the Articles in which All Christian Denomination Agree Hannah Adams. Countries. Religious Denominations ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Mississippi Indians (2000)

by Donald Ricky

preserve the peace of the frontier, seriously endangered by the restless and warlike spirit of the intruding Seminoles, the parties to this treaty have agreed to the following stipulations: ARTICLE 1. The Creeks agree that the Seminoles shall be ...

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Usage statistics about agree

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the verb agree:

spoken English50.53%written English49.47% conversational speech14.86%task-oriented speech85.14% imaginative writing46.92%informational writing53.08%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb agree:

harmonizeconsorttallyharmoniseconcuraccordcorrespondmatchfitcheckagreehold

Comparison of usage frequency between the verb agree and its most common antonym:

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Quotes about agree

One of my favorite philosophical tenets is that people will agree with you only if they already agree with you. You do not change people's minds. (Frank Zappa)
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Scrabble value of A1G2R1E1E1

The value of this 5-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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