- The definition of agree means to have the same opinion or views.
An example of agree is a married couple deciding to raise their child in a particular faith.
intransitive verbagreed, agreeing
- to consent or accede (to); say “yes”
- to be in harmony or accord: their versions agree
- to be of the same opinion; concur (with)
- to arrive at a satisfactory understanding (on or about prices, terms, etc.)
- to be suitable, healthful, etc.: followed by with: this climate does not agree with him
- Gram. to be inflected so as to correspond in number, person, case, or gender
Origin of agreeMiddle English agreen ; from Old French agreer, to receive kindly ; from a gré, favorably ; from a (L ad), to + gré, good will ; from Classical Latin gratus, pleasing: see grace
verba·greed, a·gree·ing, a·grees
- a. To share an opinion or feeling; be in accord: I agree with you on that. We agree in our taste in music.b. To express consent; concur: We agreed to her suggestion. See Synonyms at assent.c. To accept or support a policy or program: I agree with the flat tax.d. To come to an understanding or agreement, as by negotiating: We agreed on the price.
- To be compatible or consistent: The copy agrees with the original. Your story agrees with mine. See Synonyms at correspond.
- To be suitable, appropriate, pleasing, or healthful: Spicy food does not agree with me.
- Grammar To correspond in gender, number, case, or person.
- To share an opinion about (something): My doctor and I agree that I should quit smoking.
- To grant or concede: My parents agreed that we should be allowed to go. I agreed to help my parents clean the house.
Origin of agreeMiddle English agreen, from Old French agreer, from Vulgar Latin *aggrātāre : Latin ad-, ad- + Latin grātus, pleasing; see gwer&schwa;-2 in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present agrees, present participle agreeing, simple past and past participle agreed)
- (intransitive) To harmonize in opinion, statement, or action; to be in unison or concord; to be or become united or consistent; to concur.
- all parties agree in the expediency of the law.
- (intransitive) To yield assent; to accede;—followed by to.
- to agree to an offer, or to opinion.
- (UK, Ireland) To yield assent to; to approve.
- (intransitive) To make a stipulation by way of settling differences or determining a price; to exchange promises; to come to terms or to a common resolve; to promise.
- (intransitive) To be conformable; to resemble; to coincide; to correspond.
- the picture does not agree with the original; the two scales agree exactly.
- (intransitive) To suit or be adapted in its effects; to do well.
- the same food does not agree with every constitution.
- (intransitive, grammar) To correspond to in gender, number, case, or person.
- (intransitive, law) To consent to a contract or to an element of a contract.
- This is a catenative verb that takes the to infinitive.
- The transitive usage could be considered as just an omission of to or upon.
- US and Canadian English do not use the transitive form. Thus "they agreed on a price" or "they agreed to the conditions" are used in North America but not "they agreed a price" or "they agreed the conditions".