Agreeing
Agree A*gree", v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Agreed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Agreeing}.] [F. agr['e]er to accept or receive kindly, fr. [`a] gr['e]; [`a] (L. ad) + gr['e] good will, consent, liking, fr. L. gratus pleasing, agreeable. See {Grateful}.] 1. To harmonize in opinion, statement, or action; to be in unison or concord; to be or become united or consistent; to concur; as, all parties agree in the expediency of the law. [1913 Webster]

If music and sweet poetry agree. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Their witness agreed not together. --Mark xiv. 56. [1913 Webster]

The more you agree together, the less hurt can your enemies do you. --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster]

2. To yield assent; to accede; -- followed by to; as, to agree to an offer, or to opinion. [1913 Webster]

3. 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. [1913 Webster]

Agree with thine adversary quickly. --Matt. v. 25. [1913 Webster]

Didst not thou agree with me for a penny ? --Matt. xx. 13. [1913 Webster]

4. To be conformable; to resemble; to coincide; to correspond; as, the picture does not agree with the original; the two scales agree exactly. [1913 Webster]

5. To suit or be adapted in its effects; to do well; as, the same food does not agree with every constitution. [1913 Webster]

6. (Gram.) To correspond in gender, number, case, or person. [1913 Webster]

Note: The auxiliary forms of to be are often employed with the participle agreed. ``The jury were agreed.'' --Macaulay. ``Can two walk together, except they be agreed ?'' --Amos iii. 3. The principal intransitive uses were probably derived from the transitive verb used reflexively. ``I agree me well to your desire.'' --Ld. Berners. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To assent; concur; consent; acquiesce; accede; engage; promise; stipulate; contract; bargain; correspond; harmonize; fit; tally; coincide; comport. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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