agree


agree
verb
1 SAME OPINION (intransitive, transitive not in progressive) to have the same opinion about something as someone else
(+ with): Mr Larsen seems to think it's too risky and I agree with him. | agree: Teenagers and their parents rarely agree. (+ that): Most scientists agree that global warming is a serious problem. (+ on/about): They belong to the same party, but they don't agree on everything. | I quite agree BrE spoken (=I agree completely): "It's ridiculous." "Yes, I quite agree." | I couldn't agree more spoken (=I agree completely) -opposite disagree (1), -see refuse 1
2 DECIDE TOGETHER (intransitive, transitive not in progressive) to make a decision with someone after a discussion with them: agree to do sth: We agreed to meet up later and talk things over. | agree that: It was agreed that Mr. Rollins would sign the contract May 1st.
(+ on): They managed to agree on a date for the wedding. (+ to): We voted to agree to the latest pay offer. | agree a price/plan/strategy etc: We agreed a price and the car was mine. | I think the committee will agree the changes soon.
3 SAY YES (intransitive, transitive not in progessive) to say yes to an idea, plan, suggestion etc: I suggested we go somewhere for the weekend and she agreed at once. | agree to do sth: Why don't we agree right now to use recycled paper?
4 BE THE SAME (intransitive not in progressive) if two pieces of information agree with each other, they are the same
(+ with): Your story doesn't agree with what the police have told us.
5 agree to differ to accept that you do not have the same opinions as someone else and agree not to argue about it
USAGE NOTE: AGREE GRAMMAR If you have the same opinion as someone else you agree with them. You can also agree with (=approve of) their attitude, ideas, plans, rules etc, or an activity or principle that you approve of: Do you agree with corporal punishment? You agree with people about or on other matters: I agree (with you) about Mark/on astrology/about this issue (NOT I agree this issue). If you and others decide on or arrange to do something after discussing it, you agree on it: We finally agreed on a plan/a date/a solution/a deal. More formally you could also say: We agreed a plan/a date/a solution/a deal. If you accept something, especially something that was not your idea and perhaps you do not like, you agree to it. She agreed to the plan/the date/the solution/the deal. (NOT She agreed the plan etc). You can also agree to do something: They agreed to wait (NOT They accepted to wait).

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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