What does agree mean?

Definitions for agree

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word agree.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. agree, hold, concur, concordverb

    be in accord; be in agreement

    "We agreed on the terms of the settlement"; "I can't agree with you!"; "I hold with those who say life is sacred"; "Both philosophers concord on this point"

  2. agreeverb

    consent or assent to a condition, or agree to do something

    "She agreed to all my conditions"; "He agreed to leave her alone"

  3. match, fit, correspond, check, jibe, gibe, tally, agreeverb

    be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics

    "The two stories don't agree in many details"; "The handwriting checks with the signature on the check"; "The suspect's fingerprints don't match those on the gun"

  4. harmonize, harmonise, consort, accord, concord, fit in, agreeverb

    go together

    "The colors don't harmonize"; "Their ideas concorded"

  5. agreeverb

    show grammatical agreement

    "Subjects and verbs must always agree in English"

  6. agreeverb

    be agreeable or suitable

    "White wine doesn't agree with me"

  7. agreeverb

    achieve harmony of opinion, feeling, or purpose

    "No two of my colleagues would agree on whom to elect chairman"


  1. agreeverb

    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.

  2. agreeverb

    To yield assent; to accede;followed by to.

  3. agreeverb

    To yield assent to; to approve.

  4. agreeverb

    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.

  5. agreeverb

    To be conformable; to resemble; to coincide; to correspond.

    the picture does not agree with the original; the two scales agree exactly.

  6. agreeverb

    To suit or be adapted in its effects; to do well.

    the same food does not agree with every constitution.

  7. agreeverb

    To correspond to in gender, number, case, or person.

  8. agreeverb

    To consent to a contract or to an element of a contract.

  9. Etymology: agreer, from a gré, from ad + gratum.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Agreeverb

    He saw from far, or seemed for to see,
    Some troublous uproar, or contentious fray,
    Whereto he drew in haste it to agree. Fairy Queen, b. ii.

    The mighty rivals, whose destructive rage
    Did the whole world in civil arms engage,
    Are now agreed. Wentworth Dillon.

  2. To AGREEverb

    Etymology: agreer, Fr. from gré, liking or good-will; gratia and gratus, Lat.

    The more you agree together, the less hurt can your enemies do you. Alexander Pope, View of Epic Poetry.

    And persuaded them to agree to all reasonable conditions. 2 Maccabees, xi. 14.

    We do not prove the origin of the earth from a chaos; seeing that is agreed on by all that give it any origin. Thomas Burnet, Theo.

    Agree with thine adversary quickly, whilst thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison. Matt. v. 25.

    Friend, I do thee no wrong: didst not thou agree with me for a penny. Matt. xx. 13.

    He exceedingly provoked, or underwent the envy, and reproach, and malice of men of all qualities and conditions, who agreed in nothing else. Edward Hyde.

    John Milton is a noble genius, and the world agrees to confess it. Isaac Watts, Improvement of the Mind.

    Strifes and troubles would be endless, except they gave their common consent all to be ordered by some whom they should agree upon. Richard Hooker, b. i.

    If judicious men, skilled in chymical affairs, shall agree to write clearly, and keep men from being stunned by dark or empty words, it is hoped, they will be reduced either to write nothing, or books that may teach us something. Boyle.

    For many bare false witness against him, but their witness agreed not together. Mark, xiv. 56.

    They that stood by said again to Peter, surely thou art one of them: for thou art a Galilean, and thy speech agreeth thereto. Mark, xiv. 70.

    Which testimony I the less scruple to allege, because it agrees very well with what has been affirmed to me by a physician at Moscow. Robert Boyle, History of Colours.

    Thou feedest thine own people with angels food, and didst send them from heaven bread agreeing to every taste. Wisdom.

    His principles could not be made to agree with that constitution and order, which God had settled in the world; and, therefore, must needs clash with common sense and experience. John Locke.

    I have often thought, that our prescribing asses milk in such small quantities, is injudicious; for, undoubtedly, with such as it agrees with, it would perform much greater and quicker effects, in greater quantities. John Arbuthnot, on Coins.


  1. agree

    To agree means to have the same opinion or view about something as another person or entity. It can also mean to accept a proposal or terms presented by another party. In a broader sense, the term can refer to items or elements being harmonious or compatible with each other.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Agreeadverb

    in good part; kindly

  2. Agreeverb

    to harmonize in opinion, statement, or action; to be in unison or concord; to be or become united or consistent; to concur; as, all parties agree in the expediency of the law

  3. Agreeverb

    to yield assent; to accede; -- followed by to; as, to agree to an offer, or to opinion

  4. Agreeverb

    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

  5. Agreeverb

    to be conformable; to resemble; to coincide; to correspond; as, the picture does not agree with the original; the two scales agree exactly

  6. Agreeverb

    to suit or be adapted in its effects; to do well; as, the same food does not agree with every constitution

  7. Agreeverb

    to correspond in gender, number, case, or person

  8. Agreeverb

    to make harmonious; to reconcile or make friends

  9. Agreeverb

    to admit, or come to one mind concerning; to settle; to arrange; as, to agree the fact; to agree differences

  10. Etymology: [F. gr. See Agree.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Agree

    a-grē′, v.i. to be of one mind: to concur: to assent to: to be consistent, to harmonise: to determine, to settle: to resemble, to suit: (gram.) to be in concord with—taking the same gender, number, case, or person: to do well with climate, &c. (followed by with before the person or thing agreeing: by upon, on, for, to, in before the condition of the agreement):—pa.p. agreed′.—adj. Agree′able, suitable: pleasant: favourable to, consenting to.—n. Agree′ableness, suitableness: conformity: quality of pleasing—also Agreeabil′ity.—adv. Agree′ably.—n. Agree′ment, concord: conformity: harmony: a bargain or contract. [O. Fr. agréer, to accept kindly—L. ad, to, and gratus, pleasing.]

Editors Contribution

  1. agree

    To share a feeling, opinion or goal.

    There are many people who agree with goals, opinions and beliefs.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 30, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'agree' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1482

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'agree' in Written Corpus Frequency: #597

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'agree' in Verbs Frequency: #94

Anagrams for agree »

  1. eager

  2. eagre

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of agree in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of agree in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of agree in a Sentence

  1. Kamala Harris:

    Part of the practical solution is to agree that we need smart gun safety laws, period.

  2. Steve Bannon:

    He has beliefs and stands by them, those beliefs aren’t based on racism, they’re based on what he honestly believes is best for the world. Do I agree with all of them? No. He was a Bush and a [Donald] Rumsfeld supporter, I was a Bill Clinton and Bernie Sanders supporter. But not being a liberal doesn’t mean you’re a racist.

  3. Farris Wilks:

    I’m endorsing Ted Cruz for President because I agree with his policies and because he has guts, the truth is, Ted Cruz has never been to our church or endorsed any of our specific doctrines, nor have we asked him to. The beliefs we have in common are political beliefs.

  4. Chibeze Ezekiel:

    We agree that there are people who are unemployed and that jobs are critical, but we believe that there's a better alternative in the area of renewable energy which guarantees employment not only for the short term, but for a long time.

  5. Aaron Smith:

    We agree with Senator Schumer that this legislation is long overdue and commend his leadership as the Senate’s top Democrat to finally modernize our nation’s marijuana policies, removing cannabis from the federal Controlled Substances Act will allow states to continue to successfully regulate cannabis, undermine criminal markets, create new economic opportunities, and will pave the way to much-needed research into the therapeutic potential of cannabis.

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Translations for agree

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  • وافق, يوافقArabic
  • згаджацца, згадзіццаBelarusian
  • съответствам, съгласявам се, съгласен съм, съгласувам, хармонирам, съгласявам, договарямBulgarian
  • shodovat, souhlasit, dohodnout, vyhovovatCzech
  • være enig, stemme overens, overensstemme, rette sig efterDanish
  • annehmen, sich verständigen, zustimmen, einverstanden sein, akzeptieren, kongruierenGerman
  • συμφωνώGreek
  • samopiniiEsperanto
  • [[estar]] [[de acuerdo]], coincidir, concordar, acceder, asentir, acordarSpanish
  • موافق بودنPersian
  • yhtä mieltä, yksimielinen, vastata, olla, sopia, hyväksyäFinnish
  • consentir, accorder, être d'accordFrench
  • aontaighIrish
  • aontaich, co-aontaich, freagair a chèile, còrd riScottish Gaelic
  • הסכיםHebrew
  • egyetért, egyeztetHungarian
  • համաձայնել, համաձայնվելArmenian
  • concordarInterlingua
  • berjanji, menyetujuiIndonesian
  • essere d'accordo, accordarsi, corrispondere, concordareItalian
  • 同意, 同じる, 一致, 賛成Japanese
  • შეთანხმებაGeorgian
  • 동의하다, 약속하다, 일치하다, 同意, 합의하다Korean
  • concordo, convenio, agreeLatin
  • whakaaeMāori
  • jatte, bli enigeNorwegian
  • zgodzić się, zgadzać sięPolish
  • estar de acordo, concordar, aceitarPortuguese
  • añikuy, allipunakuyQuechua
  • согласиться, соглашаться, [[приходить]] [[к]] [[согласие, [[достигать]] [[соглашениеRussian
  • сагласити, saglasitiSerbo-Croatian
  • súhlasiť, zhodovaťSlovak
  • jam dakordAlbanian
  • hålla medSwedish
  • ตกลงThai
  • onaylamak, anlaşmak, katılmak, kabul etmekTurkish
  • погоджуватися, зго́дитися, погодитися, зго́джуватисяUkrainian
  • متفق ہوںUrdu
  • đồng ý, 同意Vietnamese
  • 同意Chinese

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