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Definition of agreement noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable] an arrangement, a promise, or a contract made with someone an international peace agreement The agreement (= the document recording the agreement) was signed during a meeting at the U.N. agreement with somebody They have a free trade agreement with Australia. agreement between A and B An agreement was finally reached between management and employees. agreement to do something They had made a verbal agreement to sell. They had an agreement never to talk about work at home. agreement that.. They had an agreement that he would be paid $30 for mowing the lawn. see also gentleman's agreement, prenuptial agreement
  2. 2[uncountable] the state of sharing the same opinion or feeling The two sides failed to reach agreement. in agreement Are we in agreement about the price? opposite disagreement
  3. 3[uncountable] the fact of someone approving of something and allowing it to happen There could be no action without the agreement of all three governments.
  4. 4[uncountable] agreement (with something) (grammar) (of words in a phrase) the state of having the same number, gender, or person synonym concord In the sentence “They live in the country,” the plural form of the verb “live” is in agreement with the plural subject “they.”
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