Definition of agreement noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//əˈɡriːmənt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈɡriːmənt//
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  1. 1  [countable] an arrangement, a promise or a contract made with somebody an international peace agreement The agreement (= the document recording the agreement) was signed during a meeting at the UN. 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. Wordfinderagreement, armistice, ceasefire, disengage, negotiate, peace, reparations, surrender, treaty, truce Wordfinderagreement, binding, certificate, clause, deed, document, draft, draw up, subsection, witness see also gentleman’s agreement, prenuptial agreement See related entries: Legal documents, Peacekeeping
  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 somebody approving of something and allowing it to happen You'll have to get your parents' agreement if you want to go on the trip.
  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’.
  5. Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French, from agreer ‘make agreeable to’, based on Latin ad- ‘to’ + gratus ‘pleasing’.Extra examples As yet there is no agreement between the two sides. He nodded his agreement. He sued the company for breach of agreement. I am hopeful that we can come to an agreement. I am in agreement with you that she should be given more responsibilities. I think we are all in agreement that prices should be kept low. Some employers reneged on agreements once the recession set in. The Hollywood stars signed a prenuptial agreement before marrying last year. The agreement will be legally binding. The draft agreement will be available before the meeting. The separation is by mutual agreement. The terms of the agreement do not allow such exports. The two sides failed to reach agreement. There is agreement among teachers that changes need to be made. They are working out a formal ceasefire agreement. They signed two agreements on improving economic co-operation. Under the agreement, the farmer is not allowed to use this field. We have an agreement to always tell each other the truth about everything. We signed the agreement so we are now bound by it. We will need to get the agreement of local organizations. With the agreement of all members of the club, we decided to organize a trip. You have not kept to our agreement. a clause in the agreement a trade agreement with China an agreement between the company and the unions An agreement was finally reached between management and employees. He still hopes to get his father’s agreement. My client wishes to withdraw the application, with the court’s agreement. My wife is in complete agreement with me on this subject. No images may be reproduced without the artist’s agreement. Such a measure would require the unanimous agreement of the member states. The museum secured the agreement of the owners to the loan of the statue. There is general agreement among the experts that… There was broad agreement on what was needed.
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