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verb [not usually progressive] agree pronunciation in British English /əˈɡriː/
Word Forms
present tense
present participleagreeing
past tenseagreed
past participleagreed
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to have the same opinion as someone else

    Doreen thought that the house was too small, and Jim agreed.

    agree with:

    I agree with my mother about most things.

    I entirely agree with the comments you made about public transport.

    agree (that):

    We all agree that we should celebrate this event.

    it is agreed (that):

    It is generally agreed that we should eat less fat and more vegetables.

    agree on/about:

    The committee members all agree on the need for more information.

  2. 2
    [intransitive] to say that you will do something that someone else wants or suggests

    I asked her to marry me, and she agreed.

    agree to do something:

    The school agreed to send the students on the course.

    agree to:

    We have agreed to their request for a full investigation.

    1. a.
      [intransitive/transitive] to decide together what will be done and how it will be done

      Yesterday management and unions agreed a pay deal.

      agree on/upon:

      We need to agree on a date for our next meeting.

  3. 3
    [intransitive] if two pieces of information agree, they are the same or suggest the same thing

    The statements given by the two witnesses did not agree.

    agree with:

    The observations agree with the predictions we made earlier.

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