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noun     agreement pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    [countable] an arrangement or decision about what to do, made by two or more people, groups, or organizations

    Our agreement was that you would pay by the first of the month.

    Check the terms of your lease agreement.

    agreement between:

    NAFTA is the trade agreement between Canada, the United States, and Mexico.

    agreement with:

    a license agreement with the software company

    agreement on:

    an agreement on military cooperation

    an agreement to do something:

    The twenty-six countries signed an agreement to cut air pollution.

    reach an agreement:

    Management announced that it had reached an agreement with the unions.

    come to an agreement (=make a decision after a lot of discussion):

    We finally came to an agreement: I would cook and Ann would clean.

  2. 2
    [uncountable] the situation when people have the same opinion or have made the same decision about something
    agreement about/on:

    After a long discussion, there was still no agreement about what to do next.

    reach agreement:

    The committee finally reached agreement on two important issues.

    there is general/wide agreement that (=most people agree that):

    There is wide agreement that the forest damage is the result of atmospheric pollution.

  3. 3
    [uncountable] linguistics the correspondence between the form of a verb and its subject. In English, agreement affects only the third person singular in the simple present, which adds an ‘s’ to the base form, and the verbs ‘be’, ‘have’, and ‘do’. For example in the sentencesA thorough search was carried out’, ‘It doesn’t matter’, and ‘The course has given me more confidence’, there is agreement between the subject and the verb groups ‘was carried out’, ‘doesn’t matter’, and ‘has given’.
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