agree

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v agree consent or assent to a condition, or agree to do something "She agreed to all my conditions","He agreed to leave her alone"
    • v agree 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"
    • v agree achieve harmony of opinion, feeling, or purpose "No two of my colleagues would agree on whom to elect chairman"
    • v agree be agreeable or suitable "White wine doesn't agree with me"
    • v agree 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"
    • v agree go together "The colors don't harmonize","Their ideas concorded"
    • v agree show grammatical agreement "Subjects and verbs must always agree in English"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The U.S. Library of Congress has compiled a 232-source bibliography on the subject of when, properly speaking, centuries roll over. Almost all of the sources agree that the twentieth century does not end until December 31, 2000.
    • adv Agree In good part; kindly.
    • Agree To admit, or come to one mind concerning; to settle; to arrange; as, to agree the fact; to agree differences.
    • Agree To be conformable; to resemble; to coincide; to correspond; as, the picture does not agree with the original; the two scales agree exactly.
    • Agree (Gram) To correspond in gender, number, case, or person.
    • Agree 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. "If music and sweet poetry agree .""Their witness agreed not together.""The more you agree together, the less hurt can your enemies do you."
    • Agree 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. "Agree with thine adversary quickly.""Didst not thou agree with me for a penny ?"
    • Agree To make harmonious; to reconcile or make friends.
    • Agree To suit or be adapted in its effects; to do well; as, the same food does not agree with every constitution.
    • Agree To yield assent; to accede; -- followed by to; as, to agree to an offer, or to opinion.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: According to a poll, only 29 percent of married couples agree on most political issues.
    • agree In good part; kindly; in a friendly manner.
    • agree A. With a personal or personified subject, in which case agree is either used absolutely or is followed by with before the agreeing object, and by upon, on, for, to, or in, and sometimes with, before the object or condition of the agreement; the latter may be expressed by an infinitive or a clause.
    • agree To be of one mind; harmonize in opinion or feeling: as, with regard to the expediency of the law all the parties agree.
    • agree To live in concord or without contention; harmonize in action; be mutually accordant in intercourse or relation.
    • agree To come to one opinion or mind; come to an arrangement or understanding; arrive at a settlement.
    • agree To yield assent; consent; rarely, express concurrence: as, he agreed to accompany the ambassador.
    • agree B. With a thing or things for the subject, in which case agree now takes no preposition except with or in after it, though formerly to was also so used.
    • agree To be consistent; harmonize; not to conflict or be repugnant: as, this story agrees with what has been related by others.
    • agree To resemble; be similar; be applicable or appropriate; tally; match; correspond; coincide: as, the picture does not agree with the original.
    • agree To suit; be accommodated or adapted: as, the same food does not agree with every constitution.
    • agree In grammar, to correspond in number, case, gender, or person: as, a verb must agree with its subject. Synonyms To accord (with), concur (in), subscribe (to), promise, engage, undertake. See list under accede.
    • agree To settle; determine; arrange.
    • agree To agree with; suit.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Self-made millionaire Cyrus Field championed the idea of a telegraph from England to Newfoundland. Britain quickly agreed to subsidize. Congress went along by a one-vote margin. That was in 1856. Laying cable was tough. It kept breaking. The first line - two years later - died almost immediately. But 10 years later, there were two working lines. Communications changed forever.
    • v.i Agree a-grē′ to be of one mind: to concur: to assent to: to be consistent, to harmonise: to determine, to settle: to resemble, to suit:
    • pa.p Agree agreed′
    • v.i Agree a-grē′ (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)
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Quotations

  • Source Unknown
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    “It's no good agreeing with a person who can't make up his mind.”
  • Winston Churchill
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    “No two on earth in all things can agree. All have some daring singularity.”
  • Benjamin Disraeli
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    “My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me.”
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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    “One can be very happy without demanding that others agree with them.”
  • Edgar Watson Howe
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    “You may easily play a joke on a man who likes to argue -- agree with him.”
  • Kin Hubbard
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    “The fellow that agrees with everything you say is either a fool or he is getting ready to skin you.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. agréer, to accept or receive kindly, fr. à gré,; à,L. ad,) + gré, good will, consent, liking, fr. L. gratus, pleasing, agreeable. See Grateful
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. agréer, to accept kindly—L. ad, to, and gratus, pleasing.

Usage

In literature:

Harry and I, as agreed on, went on deck.
"The Two Supercargoes" by W.H.G. Kingston
The plan was agreed on.
"Will Weatherhelm" by W.H.G. Kingston
I say it was a merry time, and it agreed well with me.
"Travels and Adventures of Monsieur Violet" by Captain Marryat
I agreed and started with George Brodrick to scale the hill.
"Gallipoli Diary, Volume 2" by Ian Hamilton
PRONOUNS SHOULD AGREE WITH THEIR ANTECEDENTS IN PERSON, GENDER, AND NUMBER.
"Practical Grammar and Composition" by Thomas Wood
Even when New York and New Jersey could agree, Pennsylvania, on the other side of New Jersey, was likely to withhold its consent.
"A Political History of the State of New York, Volumes 1-3" by DeAlva Stanwood Alexander
Measures were now taken to pay the agreed indemnity.
"The Philippine Islands" by John Foreman
Jerry and I agreed that we should not like to be rigged out in that guise after we were dead.
"A Voyage round the World" by W.H.G. Kingston
This, with the friendly behaviour of the natives, induced Columbus to agree to their proposal.
"Notable Voyagers" by W.H.G. Kingston and Henry Frith
As we looked at its head we agreed that few animals have more hideous or terrific countenances.
"In the Wilds of Africa" by W.H.G. Kingston
Various mill-owners adopted children or took them under the apprentice system, agreeing to teach them the trade.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 11 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
Agree with me, tell him he is mistaken!
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
As far as I know, the whole place is agreed about him at present.
"Deerbrook" by Harriet Martineau
Captain Norton agreed with Carlos; and as Rita had now recovered from her fright, we continued our course as before.
"In the Wilds of Florida" by W.H.G. Kingston
Which motion was agreed to.
"A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention" by Lucius Eugene Chittenden
During the last quarter of the past year I could not always cordially agree with him.
"The Letters of Queen Victoria, Vol 2 (of 3), 1844-1853" by Queen Victoria
Paddy, however, told his story to his companions, and even Murray agreed that Mr Spry had merited punishment.
"The Three Midshipmen" by W.H.G. Kingston
Aboute y^e conditions, you have our reasons for our judgments of what is agreed.
"Bradford's History of 'Plimoth Plantation'" by William Bradford
He assembled four men at an ale-house, and they agreed to take action.
"William Pitt and the Great War" by John Holland Rose
I agreed to be a handicap, and I was a good one.
"The Red Hand of Ulster" by George A. Birmingham
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In poetry:

O blest the land! where all to Thee
A tender homage pay!
Where indigence and wealth agree
To venerate thy sway!
"Two Hymns" by William Hayley
"An' but yestreen he said to me,
If you an' him agree,
Wull you gie me your free guid-wull
To wed your Mary Lee?
"Mary Lee: A Ballad" by Janet Hamilton
"I go, my love, but with thy leave,
To try my racer's speed
Upon the course—a noble Earl
And I have so agreed."
"A Ballad" by Janet Hamilton
Since we your husband daily see
So jealous out of season,
Phillis, let you and I agree
To make him so with reason.
"Songs Set To Music: 18. Set" by Matthew Prior
Men engaged in deadly conflict,
Who did heretofore agree,
Brother against brother striving,
Desperate, yet ignobly.
"On The Times" by Benjamin Cutler Clark
The time was paltry, you’ll agree;
It took but little to begin it;
But since my heart has not been free
A minute.
"A Minute" by Ellis Parker Butler

In news:

CME Agrees to Buy Kansas City Board of Trade for $126 Million in Cash.
Offensive coordinator David Yost agreed and said Boehm 's father, Royce — the head coach at Lee's Summit West — and the rest of his staff deserve credit for getting him ready to play.
Jerry Garcia's ex-wife, Carolyn, aka Mountain Girl, successfully sued his estate after his widow/executor halted the $250,000 annual payments Garcia agreed to pay.
World powers agree Iran nuclear talks can resume.
The San Diego Chargers agreed to a one-year contract with quarterback Kyle Boller on Friday.
California Coastal Commission reviews Parkside Estates project Thursday after developer agreed to pay fine and fix violations that resulted from illegal digging, officials say.
I would agree "retard" was not a good choice.
URBANA — City council members on Monday agreed to scale back the proposed upgrades to the Boneyard Creek area in downtown Urbana, but not before holding on to a couple features they couldn't bear to lose.
I agree with her friend too, she wasn't high enough.
Sabre agrees to pay American an unspecified amount.
A bookkeeper accused of embezzling more than $150,000 has agreed to a plea deal, ending a trial 10 minutes after its start.
Terry Boose understands all the issues and, while you may not agree with him on each one, he does an excellent job making sense of the complex issues and factors in state government.
Indonesia's Borneo says Bakries agree compensation for Bumi.
***I agree with every word Ralph Peters writes in "It Doesn't Add Up".
PHILADELPHIA — The Flyers re-signed defenseman Marc-Andre Bourdon to a multi-year contract extension on Wednesday, and agreed with center Scott Laughton on an entry-level contract.
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In science:

When h is increased the correlation length decreases and the two values begin to agree as expected (see figure 6).
Matter Correlations in Branched Polymers
The cosmological consequences of this model are agree with conclusions of standard hot model of the Universe.
Macroscopic Einstein equations for a system of interacting particles and their cosmological applications
Therefore for any y the values of Mn (x, y ) eventually agree for a.e. x.
Determinantal random point fields
Our values of the critical exponents for pure TbVO4 agree satisfactorily with the values β = 0.5, γ = 1, and δ = 3 expected for a mean field system.
Crossover from classical to random-field critical exponents in As-doped TbVO4
However, the small φ asymptotics of W (φ) agrees with Eq.(5.12).
Paraxial propagation of a quantum charge in a random magnetic field
It is, therefore, an open question as to whether the microscopic spectral correlations of the QCD Dirac operator at the chiral phase transition agree with one of the results obtained in a random matrix model.
Random Matrix Theory and Chiral Symmetry in QCD
The behavior of Dirac spectra in the domain beyond the Thouless energy has been less well studied, but in all cases, the predictions of the effective theory for the Dirac spectrum agree well with lattice simulations.
Random Matrix Theory and Chiral Symmetry in QCD
We agree with this as far as it goes; it follows from the definition of Γαβ .
Response to Comments on "Simple Measure for Complexity"
We agree with Binder and Perry (BP) that results obtained on the basis of Γαβ should be carefully interpreted and complemented with results based on other measures, if possible.
Response to Comments on "Simple Measure for Complexity"
These findings agree with claims that the susceptibility of a DP to thermal perturbations or applied fields, is anomalous [13–15].
Energy landscapes in random systems, driven interfaces and wetting
The exact results are found to agree with an alternative numerical solution in d = 1 dimensions.
Solvable model of a polymer in random media with long ranged disorder correlations
These estimates agreed well with uncertainties based upon variations among individual science frames, except for saturated ob jects.
QSOs and Absorption Line Systems Surrounding the Hubble Deep Field
Of course, the two predictions agree for the media considered, such as Sierpinski gaskets, in the present paper for which dmin = 1.
I. Territory covered by N random walkers on deterministic fractals. The Sierpinski gasket
Our measured value of the (e/h)LAr ratio agrees with this prediction.
Hadron Energy Reconstruction for the ATLAS Barrel Prototype Combined Calorimeter in the Framework of the Non-parametrical Method
The properties of the total sample of K s-selected objects agree quite well with those of previously published samples.
EROs in the EIS Fields. I: The AXAF (Chandra) Deep Field
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