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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyagree with
he/she/itagrees with
present participleagreeing with
past tenseagreed with
past participleagreed with
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  1. 1
    agree with something to think that something is the right thing to do

    I don’t agree with corporal punishment in schools.

    agree with doing something:

    He doesn’t agree with giving money to beggars.

  2. 2
    if a situation or way of living agrees with you, you enjoy it and feel happy and relaxed

    I find that country life really agrees with me.

  3. 3
    agree with someone if something such as food or drink agrees with you, it does not make you feel sick

    Stop taking the medicine if it doesn’t agree with you.

  4. 4
    agree with something linguistics when a verb group changes according to whether its subject is singular or plural. In English, this affects only the simple present, which adds an ‘s’ to the infinitive in the third person singular: ‘I want’ but ‘she wants’. The verbs ‘be’, ‘have’, and ‘do’ are irregular: ‘I am’, ‘you are’, ‘she is’; ‘I have’, ‘she has’; and ‘I do’, ‘she does’. In the sentencesA thorough search was carried out’, ‘It doesn’t matter’, and ‘The course has given me more confidence’, the verb groups ‘was carried out’, ‘doesn’t matter’, and ‘has given’ all agree with their subjects.
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