Definition of agreement noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



1 [countable] an arrangement, a promise, or a contract made with someonean international peace agreementThe agreement (= the document recording the agreement) was signed during a meeting at the U.N. agreement with someoneThey have a free trade agreement with Australia. agreement between A and BAn agreement was finally reached between management and employees. agreement to do somethingThey 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 agreement2 [uncountable] the state of sharing the same opinion or feelingThe two sides failed to reach agreement. in agreementAre we in agreement about the price? antonym disagreement3 [uncountable] the fact of someone approving of something and allowing it to happenThere could be no action without the agreement of all three governments.4 [uncountable] agreement (with something) (grammar) (of words in a phrase) the state of having the same number, gender, or person synonym concordIn the sentence “They live in the country,” the plural form of the verb “live” is in agreement with the plural subject “they.”