Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French agreer, from a gre at will, from a (from Latin ad) + gre will, pleasure, from Latin gratum, neuter of gratus pleasing, agreeable — more at grace
Date: 15th century
a. to concur in (as an opinion) ; admit, concede <agrees that he is right> b. to consent to as a course of action <agreed to sell him the house> 2. chiefly British to settle on by common consent ; arrange <I agreed rental terms with him — Eric Bennett> intransitive verb 1. to accept or concede something (as the views or wishes of another) <agree to a plan> 2. a. to achieve or be in harmony (as of opinion, feeling, or purpose) <we agree in our taste in music> b. to get along together c. to come to terms <agree on a fair division of profits> 3. a. to be similar ; correspond <both copies agree> b. to be consistent <the story agrees with the facts> 4. to be fitting, pleasing, or healthful ; suit <this climate agrees with him> 5. to have an inflectional form denoting identity or other regular correspondence in a grammatical category (as gender, number, case, or person) Synonyms: agree, concur, coincide mean to come into or be in harmony regarding a matter of opinion. agree implies complete accord usually attained by discussion and adjustment of differences <on some points we all can agree>. concur tends to suggest cooperative thinking or acting toward an end but sometimes implies no more than approval (as of a decision reached by others) <if my wife concurs, it's a deal>. coincide used more often of opinions, judgments, wishes, or interests than of people, implies an agreement amounting to identity <their wishes coincide exactly with my desire>. Synonym: see in addition assent.
New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.