agree

agree
verb (agreed; agreeing) 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 transitive verb 1. 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
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2. a. to achieve or be in harmony (as of opinion, feeling, or purpose) <
we agree in our taste in music
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b. to get along together c. to come to terms <
agree on a fair division of profits
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3. a. to be similar ; correspond <
both copies agree
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b. to be consistent <
the story agrees with the facts
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4. to be fitting, pleasing, or healthful ; suit <
this climate agrees with him
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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.

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