agree

[[t]əgri͟ː[/t]]
agrees, agreeing, agreed
1) V-RECIP If people agree with each other about something, they have the same opinion about it or say that they have the same opinion.

[pl-n V] If we agreed all the time it would be a bit boring, wouldn't it?...

[pl-n V] Both the House and Senate have agreed on the need for the money...

[pl-n V that] So we both agree there's a problem?...

[V with n] I see your point but I'm not sure I agree with you...

[V with n] I agree with you about the gun situation...

[V with n that] I agree with you that the open system is by far the best...

[NON-RECIP: V] `It's appalling.' - `It is. I agree.'...

[V that] I agree that the demise of London zoo would be terrible...

[V with n] I agree with every word you've just said...

[V with quote] `Frankly I found it rather frightening.' `A little startling,' Mark agreed.

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2) VERB If you agree to do something, you say that you will do it. If you agree to a proposal, you accept it.

[V to-inf] He agreed to pay me for the drawings...

[V to n] Donna agreed to both requests...

[V to n] All 100 senators agree to a postponement. [Also V]

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3) V-RECIP If people agree on something, or in British English if they agree something, they all decide to accept or do something.

[pl-n V on/upon n] The warring sides have agreed on an unconditional ceasefire...

[pl-n V n] We never agreed a date...

[V n with n] The court had given the unions until September 11 to agree terms with a buyer. [Also pl-n V to-inf]

4) PHRASE: V inflects, pl-n PHR If two people who are arguing about something agree to disagree or agree to differ, they decide to stop arguing because neither of them is going to change their opinion.

You and I are going to have to agree to disagree then.

5) VERB If you agree with an action or suggestion, you approve of it.

[V with n] You didn't want to ask anybody whether they agreed with what you were doing...

[V with n] In his heart he knew they'd agree with his stand.

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6) V-RECIP If one account of an event or one set of figures agrees with another, the two accounts or sets of figures are the same or are consistent with each other.

[V with n] His second statement agrees with facts as stated by the other witnesses. [Also V]

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7) VERB: with neg If some food that you eat does not agree with you, it makes you feel ill.

[V with n] I have an upset stomach. I don't think the food here agrees with me.

8) VERB If a place or experience agrees with you, it makes you feel healthy and happy.

[V with n] You look great, Brian. The Bahamas certainly agree with you.

9) V-RECIP: V with n, pl-n V In grammar, if a word agrees with a noun or pronoun, it has a form that is appropriate to the number or gender of the noun or pronoun. For example, in `He hates it', the singular verb agrees with the singular pronoun `he'.
10) See also agreed

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