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Definition of agree verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they agree
    he / she / it agrees
    past simple agreed
    -ing form agreeing
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    share opinion
  1. 1[intransitive, transitive] to have the same opinion as someone; to say that you have the same opinion When he said that, I had to agree. + speech “That's true,” she agreed. agree (with somebody) (about/on something) He agreed with them about the need for change. agree with something I agree with her analysis of the situation. agree (that)… We agreed (that) the proposal was a good one. “It's terrible.” “Icouldn't agree more (= I completely agree)!” opposite disagree
  2. 2[transitive] if people are agreed or something is agreed, everyone has the same opinion about something be agreed (on/about something) Are we all agreed on this? be agreed (that…) It was agreed (that) we should hold another meeting.
  3. say yes
  4. 3[intransitive, transitive] to say “yes”; to say that you will do what someone wants or that you will allow something to happen I asked for a pay raise and she agreed. agree to something Do you think he'll agree to their proposal? agree (that)… She agreed (that) I could go early. agree to do something She agreed to let me go early.
  5. decide
  6. 4[intransitive, transitive] to decide with someone else to do something or to have something agree on something Can we agree on a date? agree something They met at the agreed time. Can we agree a price? They left at ten,as agreed. agree to do something We agreed to meet on Thursday. agree what, where, etc… We couldn't agree what to do.
  7. accept
  8. 5[intransitive] agree on/upon something to officially accept a plan, request, etc. synonym approve Next year's budget has been agreed upon.
  9. be the same
  10. 6[intransitive] to be the same as something synonym tally The figures do not agree. agree with something Your account of the accident does not agree with hers. opposite disagree
  11. grammar
  12. 7[intransitive] agree (with something) to match a word or phrase in number, gender, or person In “Tom likes jazz,” the singular verb “likes” agrees with the subject “Tom.”
  13. Idioms
    agree to differ/disagree
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    if two people agree to differ/disagree, they accept that they have different opinions, but they decide not to discuss it any longer We must just agree to differ on this.
    Phrasal Verbsnot agree with somebody
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: agree

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