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AGREE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does agree mean? 

AGREE (verb)
  The verb AGREE has 7 senses:

1. be in accord; be in agreement
2. consent or assent to a condition, or agree to do something
3. be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics
4. go together
5. show grammatical agreement
6. be agreeable or suitable
7. achieve harmony of opinion, feeling, or purpose

  Familiarity information: AGREE used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


AGREE (verb)


Sense 1agree [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be in accord; be in agreement

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

agree; concur; concord; hold

Context examples:

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

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "agree"):

arrange; fix up (make arrangements for)

conclude; resolve (reach a conclusion after a discussion or deliberation)

subscribe; support (adopt as a belief)

concede; grant; yield (be willing to concede)

see eye to eye (be in agreement)

conciliate; make up; patch up; reconcile; settle (come to terms)

settle (end a legal dispute by arriving at a settlement)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s on something
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE

Sentence examples:

Sam and Sue agree
Sam wants to agree with Sue

Antonym:

disagree (be of different opinions)


Sense 2agree [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Context examples:

She agreed to all my conditions / He agreed to leave her alone

Hypernyms (to "agree" is one way to...):

accept; consent; go for (give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "agree"):

plea-bargain (agree to plead guilty in return for a lesser charge)

bargain (come to terms; arrive at an agreement)

accede; acquiesce; assent (to agree or express agreement)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE

Sentence example:

They agree to move


Sense 3agree [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

tally; match; jibe; gibe; correspond; agree; fit; check

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "agree" is one way to...):

be; equal (be identical or equivalent to)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "agree"):

resemble (appear like; be similar or bear a likeness to)

conform to; fit; meet (satisfy a condition or restriction)

homologize (be homologous)

befit; beseem; suit (accord or comport with)

accord; agree; concord; consort; fit in; harmonise; harmonize (go together)

pattern (form a pattern)

adhere (be compatible or in accordance with)

rhyme; rime (be similar in sound, especially with respect to the last syllable)

bear out; corroborate; support; underpin (support with evidence or authority or make more certain or confirm)

square (be compatible with)

consist (be consistent in form, tenor, or character; be congruous)

look (accord in appearance with)

answer (match or correspond)

coincide (be the same)

align (align with; be or come into adjustment)

correlate (to bear a reciprocal or mutual relation)

parallel (be parallel to)

duplicate; parallel; twin (duplicate or match)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Something is ----ing PP

Antonym:

disagree (be different from one another)


Sense 4agree [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Go together

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

harmonize; harmonise; fit in; concord; accord; consort; agree

Context examples:

The colors don't harmonize / Their ideas concorded

Hypernyms (to "agree" is one way to...):

agree; check; correspond; fit; gibe; jibe; match; tally (be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "agree"):

blend; blend in; go (blend or harmonize)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s
Something is ----ing PP


Sense 5agree [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Show grammatical agreement

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Context example:

Subjects and verbs must always agree in English

Domain category:

grammar (the branch of linguistics that deals with syntax and morphology (and sometimes also deals with semantics or morphology))

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Something is ----ing PP


Sense 6agree [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be agreeable or suitable

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Context example:

White wine doesn't agree with me

Hypernyms (to "agree" is one way to...):

suit (be agreeable or acceptable)

Sentence frame:

Something is ----ing PP


Sense 7agree [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Achieve harmony of opinion, feeling, or purpose

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Context example:

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

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "agree"):

conclude (reach agreement on)

compromise (make a compromise; arrive at a compromise)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP

Sentence examples:

Sam and Sue agree
Sam wants to agree with Sue


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