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agreement

noun
 
 
/əˈɡriːmənt/
[C] a decision or arrangement that has been made and accepted by two or more people, groups, organizations, etc.: agreement between sb and sb Based on the rental agreement between the landlord and the tenant, either party must give 30 days notice to terminate the agreement.agreement with sb The group has licensing agreements with 170 retail customers in the US.an agreement on sth Negotiations will continue for an ambitious agreement on trade and other matters.arrive at/come to/reach an agreement Despite recent discussions between the two companies, they failed to reach an agreement on the terms of a possible merger.enter into/sign an agreement Developers have signed an agreement with the commission and the EPA to use the land for commercial and residential property. a formal/legal/binding agreement a verbal/written/unwritten agreement → Compare arrangement, contract, deal noun, deed → See also agreement of sale, buy-and-sell agreement, collective agreement, fair trade agreement, forward rate agreement, framework agreement, gentleman's agreement, heads of agreement, labor agreement, letter of appeal, non-disclosure agreement, purchase agreement, repurchase agreement, sale and purchase agreement, sale and repurchase agreement, sales agreement, service agreement, standstill agreement, trade agreement, voluntary restraint agreement
[U] the act of approving or accepting something, or the fact of having the same opinion about something: be in agreement with sb/sth Most of the county's lawmakers are in agreement with administration officials on the proposal.complete/total/widespread agreement There is widespread agreement that changes need to be made, but there is disagreement about how it should be conducted.be in agreement that All area superintendents are in agreement that both constitutional reform and tax reform are necessary now.
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