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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

AGREE', v.i.[L. gratia. the primary sense is advancing, from the same root as L. gradior.]
1. To be of one mind; to harmonize in opinion.
In the expediency of the law, all the parties agree.
2. To live in concord, or without contention; as, parents and children agree well together.
3. To yield assent; to approve or admit; followed by to; as, to agree to an offer, or to an opinion.
4. To settle by stipulation, the minds of parties being agreed, as to the terms; as,
Didst thou not agree with me for a penny a day? Matthew 20
To agree on articles of partnership
5. To come to a compromise of differences; to be reconciled.
Agree with thy adversary quickly. Matthew 5
6. To come to one opinion or mind; to concur; as, to agree on a place of meeting.
This sense differs not essentially from the fourth, and it often implies a resolving to do an act. John 9.
7. To be consistent; to harmonize; not to contradict, or be repugnant.
Their witness agreed not together. Mark 24.
This story agrees with what has been related by others.
8. To resemble; to be similar; as, the picture does not agree with the original.
9. To suit; to be accommodated or adapted to; as, the same food does not agree with every constitution.
AGREE', v.t. To admit, or come to one mind concerning; as, to agree the fact. Also, to reconcile or make friends; to put an end to variance; but these senses are unusual and hardly legitimate. Let the parties agree the fact, is really elliptical; let them agree on the fact.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

v
1: 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" [syn: agree, hold, concur, concord] [ant: differ, disagree, dissent, take issue]
2: consent or assent to a condition, or agree to do something; "She agreed to all my conditions"; "He agreed to leave her alone"
3: 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" [syn: match, fit, correspond, check, jibe, gibe, tally, agree] [ant: disaccord, disagree, discord]
4: go together; "The colors don't harmonize"; "Their ideas concorded" [syn: harmonize, harmonise, consort, accord, concord, fit in, agree]
5: show grammatical agreement; "Subjects and verbs must always agree in English"
6: be agreeable or suitable; "White wine doesn't agree with me"
7: achieve harmony of opinion, feeling, or purpose; "No two of my colleagues would agree on whom to elect chairman"

Merriam Webster's

verb (agreed; agreeing) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French agreer, from a gre at will, from a (from Latin ad) + gre will, pleasure, from Latin gratum, neuter of gratus pleasing, agreeable more at grace Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. a. to concur in (as an opinion) ; admit, concede <agrees that he is right> b. to consent to as a course of action <agreed to sell him the house> 2. chiefly British to settle on by common consent ; arrange <I agreed rental terms with him Eric Bennett> intransitive verb 1. to accept or concede something (as the views or wishes of another) <agree to a plan> 2. a. to achieve or be in harmony (as of opinion, feeling, or purpose) <we agree in our taste in music> b. to get along together c. to come to terms <agree on a fair division of profits> 3. a. to be similar ; correspond <both copies agree> b. to be consistent <the story agrees with the facts> 4. to be fitting, pleasing, or healthful ; suit <this climate agrees with him> 5. to have an inflectional form denoting identity or other regular correspondence in a grammatical category (as gender, number, case, or person) Synonyms: agree, concur, coincide mean to come into or be in harmony regarding a matter of opinion. agree implies complete accord usually attained by discussion and adjustment of differences <on some points we all can agree>. concur tends to suggest cooperative thinking or acting toward an end but sometimes implies no more than approval (as of a decision reached by others) <if my wife concurs, it's a deal>. coincide used more often of opinions, judgments, wishes, or interests than of people, implies an agreement amounting to identity <their wishes coincide exactly with my desire>. Synonym: see in addition assent.

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v. (agrees, agreed, agreeing) 1 intr. hold a similar opinion (I agree with you about that; they agreed that it would rain). 2 intr. (often foll. by to, or to + infin.) consent (agreed to the arrangement; agreed to go). 3 intr. (often foll. by with) a become or be in harmony. b suit; be good for (caviar didn't agree with him). c Gram. have the same number, gender, case, or person as. 4 tr. reach agreement about (agreed a price). 5 tr. consent to or approve of (terms, a proposal, etc.). 6 tr. bring (things, esp. accounts) into harmony. 7 intr. (foll. by on) decide by mutual consent (agreed on a compromise). Phrases and idioms: agree to differ leave a difference of opinion etc. unresolved. be agreed have reached the same opinion. Etymology: ME f. OF agreer ult. f. L gratus pleasing

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Agree A*gree", v. i. [imp. & p. p. Agreed; p. pr. & vb. n. Agreeing.] [F. agr['e]er to accept or receive kindly, fr. [`a] gr['e]; [`a] (L. ad) + gr['e] good will, consent, liking, fr. L. gratus pleasing, agreeable. See Grateful.] 1. 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. --Shak. Their witness agreed not together. --Mark xiv. 56. The more you agree together, the less hurt can your enemies do you. --Sir T. Browne. 2. To yield assent; to accede; -- followed by to; as, to agree to an offer, or to opinion. 3. 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. --Matt. v. 25. Didst not thou agree with me for a penny ? --Matt. xx. 13. 4. To be conformable; to resemble; to coincide; to correspond; as, the picture does not agree with the original; the two scales agree exactly. 5. To suit or be adapted in its effects; to do well; as, the same food does not agree with every constitution. 6. (Gram.) To correspond in gender, number, case, or person. Note: The auxiliary forms of to be are often employed with the participle agreed. ``The jury were agreed.'' --Macaulay. ``Can two walk together, except they be agreed ?'' --Amos iii. 3. The principal intransitive uses were probably derived from the transitive verb used reflexively. ``I agree me well to your desire.'' --Ld. Berners. Syn: To assent; concur; consent; acquiesce; accede; engage; promise; stipulate; contract; bargain; correspond; harmonize; fit; tally; coincide; comport.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Agre A*gre", Agree A*gree", adv. [F. [`a] gr['e]. See Agree.] In good part; kindly. [Obs.] --Rom. of R.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Agree A*gree", v. t. 1. To make harmonious; to reconcile or make friends. [Obs.] --Spenser. 2. To admit, or come to one mind concerning; to settle; to arrange; as, to agree the fact; to agree differences. [Obs.]

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(agrees, agreeing, agreed) Frequency: The word is one of the 700 most common words in English. 1. If people agree with each other about something, they have the same opinion about it or say that they have the same opinion. If we agreed all the time it would be a bit boring, wouldn't it?... Both have agreed on the need for the money... So we both agree there's a problem?... I see your point but I'm not sure I agree with you... I agree with you that the open system is by far the best... 'It's appalling.''It is. I agree.'... I agree that the demise of London zoo would be terrible... I agree with every word you've just said... 'Frankly I found it rather frightening.' 'A little startling,' Mark agreed. = concur ? disagree V-RECIP: pl-n V, pl-n V, pl-n V that, V with n, V with n that, NON-RECIP: V, V that, V with n, V with quote 2. If you agree to do something, you say that you will do it. If you agree to a proposal, you accept it. He agreed to pay me for the drawings... Donna agreed to both requests... = consent VERB: V to-inf, V to n 3. If people agree on something, or in British English if they agree something, they all decide to accept or do something. The warring sides have agreed on an unconditional ceasefire... We never agreed a date... The court had given the unions until September to agree terms with a buyer. V-RECIP: pl-n V on/upon n, pl-n V n, V n with n, also pl-n V to-inf 4. 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. PHRASE: V inflects, pl-n PHR 5. If you agree with an action or suggestion, you approve of it. I don't agree with what they're doing... ? disagree VERB: V with n 6. 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. His second statement agrees with facts as stated by the other witnesses. = tally V-RECIP: V with n, also V 7. If some food that you eat does not agree with you, it makes you feel ill. I don't think the food here agrees with me. VERB: with neg, V with n 8. 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'. V-RECIP: V with n, pl-n V 9. see also agreed

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

a-gre' (sumphoneo, "to be of the same mind," "to come to a mutual understanding"): This is the sense of the word in Mt 20:2; Joh 9:22, and other passages. In Mr 14:56 the word is isos and has the thought not only that their words did not agree, but also that the testimony was not in agreement with or equal to what the law required in such a case. The thought of being equal occurs also in 1Joh 5:8.

The figurative use of the word in Mt 18:19 makes it of special interest. The word there is sumphoneo, from which comes our word symphony, meaning a harmonious blending. This agreement therefore is complete. Three persons are introduced: two human beings and the Father. They are in perfect agreement on the subject or purpose under consideration. It is therefore an inward unity produced by the Holy Spirit leading the two into such an agreement with the Father. There will follow then, as a matter of course, what is promised in Mt 18:19,20. In Ac 5:9 it sets forth the justice of Peter in dealing in the same manner in both cases. Ananias and Sapphira were in perfect agreement and equally guilty (Lu 5:36; Ac 15:15).

Jacob W. Kapp

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

v. n. 1. Accord, harmonize, concur, unite, be in unison, be of one mind, come to the same conclusion. 2. Assent, consent, accede, acquiesce, comply, subscribe, yield assent, give consent, fall in with. 3. Stipulate, bargain, promise, engage, undertake, contract, make an agreement, plight one's word, pass one's word, pledge one's word, give assurance, take upon one's self, bind one's self. 4. Compromise, compound, come to an understanding, come to an agreement. 5. Suit, match, tally, correspond, coincide, cohere, comport, conform, square, quadrate.

Moby Thesaurus

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