Definition of agree verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//əˈɡriː//
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈɡriː//
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they agree
    BrE BrE//əˈɡriː//
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈɡriː//
    he / she / it agrees
    BrE BrE//əˈɡriːz//
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈɡriːz//
    past simple agreed
    BrE BrE//əˈɡriːd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈɡriːd//
    past participle agreed
    BrE BrE//əˈɡriːd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈɡriːd//
    -ing form agreeing
    BrE BrE//əˈɡriːɪŋ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈɡriːɪŋ//
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  1. 1  [intransitive, transitive] to have the same opinion as somebody; 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.’ ‘I couldn't agree more!’ (= I completely agree) opposite disagree Express YourselfAgreeingIn a discussion, people may say certain things which you want to support. (In addition, before you make a negative comment, you may want to say first that there are points that you agree with.) Yes, that's true. That's right. On the other hand, there are some drawbacks to the plan… Exactly. Absolutely. Definitely. Yes, I suppose/​guess so. I agree. It's definitely the best idea. I think you're right. We should listen to what they have to say. Sue is absolutely right. It's too early to make a decision now. I would go along with the idea that we should change the logo. We are in agreement on the best way to proceed, but we need to discuss the timing. (formal)
  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 somebody wants or that you will allow something to happen I asked for a pay rise 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. Synonymsagreeaccept approve go along with somebody/​something consentThese words all mean to say that you will do what somebody wants or that you will allow something to happen.agree to say that you will do what somebody wants or that you will allow something to happen:He agreed to let me go early.accept to be satisfied with something that has been done, decided or suggested:They accepted the court’s decision.approve to officially agree to a plan, suggestion or request:The committee unanimously approved the plan.go along with somebody/​something (rather informal) to agree to something that somebody else has decided; to agree with somebody else’s ideas:She just goes along with everything he suggests.consent (rather formal) to agree to something or give your permission for something:She finally consented to answer our questions.Patterns to agree/​consent to something to agree/​consent to do something to agree to/​accept/​approve/​go along with/​consent to a plan/​proposal to agree to/​accept/​approve a request
  5. decide
  6. 4  [intransitive, transitive] to decide with somebody 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. More Like This Verbs usually followed by infinitives afford, agree, appear, arrange, attempt, beg, choose, consent, decide, expect, fail, happen, hesitate, hope, intend, learn, manage, mean, neglect, offer, prepare, pretend, promise, refuse, swear, try, want, wishSee worksheet.
  7. accept
  8. 5[transitive] agree something to officially accept a plan, request, etc. synonym approve Next year's budget has been agreed.
  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.
  11. opposite disagree
  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’. See related entries: Grammar
  13. Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French agreer, based on Latin ad- ‘to’ + gratus ‘pleasing’.Extra examples Do you agree with me that the plan won’t work? Edith Harlow has kindly agreed to help. He agreed to our proposals. I agree entirely with what you have said. I couldn’t agree more with what has just been said. I very much agree with the prime minister. I would have to agree with you there. I’m inclined to agree there’s nothing we can do. I’m sure you’ll agree that this issue is vitally important to the success of the company. It is generally agreed that more funding is needed for education. It was provisionally agreed that 12 August was to be the date. She suggested a walk in the open air and he readily agreed. The two countries were unable to agree on a common strategy. We are working towards/​toward mutually agreed goals. We don’t always agree about everything. We must just agree to disagree on this point. nationally agreed guidelines working towards mutually agreed goals ‘It ’s a scandal.’ ‘ I couldn’t agree more!’ ‘That’s true,’ she agreed. Do you think he’ll agree to their proposal? Have you agreed on a date? He agreed to let me go early. Historians have not always agreed about the exact date. I agree absolutely. I agree with that analysis of the situation. I don’t agree, for reasons I will explain later. It was agreed (that) we should hold another meeting. Next year’s budget has been agreed. She agreed (that) we could finish early. The two sides failed to agree on any of the proposals. They all agree (that) the research is hard work. They left at ten, as agreed. They said she didn’t look well and I had to agree. We arranged to meet a few days later and agree terms. We couldn’t agree what to do.Idioms if two people agree to differ, they accept that they have different opinions about something, but they decide not to discuss it any longer We must just agree to differ on this. Phrasal Verbsnot agree with somebody
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