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Meaning of “agree” in the English Dictionary

"agree" in British English

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agreeverb

uk   us   /əˈɡriː/
  • agree verb (HAVE THE SAME OPINION)

A2 [I or T] to have the same ​opinion: Ann and I never ​seem to agree. I agree with you on this ​issue. My ​father and I don't agree about/on very much. [+ that] I agree that he should be ​invited. [+ question word] Experts ​seemunable to agree whether the ​drug is ​safe or not. [+ speech] "You're ​absolutelyright," agreed Jake.

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  • agree verb (SAY YES)

B1 [I or T] to ​decide something together: They agreed not to ​tell anyone about what had ​happened. We couldn't agree on what to ​buy.UK We ​finally agreed a ​deal.B2 [I or T] to ​accept a ​suggestion or ​idea: I ​suggested that we should ​meet, and they agreed (= said yes). [+ to infinitive] The ​bank has agreed (= is ​willing) tolend me £5,000.

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  • agree verb (GRAMMAR)

[I] specialized language When two words agree, or one word agrees with another word, they have the same ​grammaticalform. For ​example, the words may both be ​singular or ​plural, masculine or feminine, etc.
(Definition of agree from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"agree" in American English

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agreeverb

 us   /əˈɡri/
to have the same ​opinion, or to ​accept a ​suggestion or ​idea: [I] I agree with you. [I] We all agree on that ​point. [+ to infinitive] In ​settling the ​dispute, he agreed to ​pay $60,000 in ​damages. [+ that clause] Most ​economists agree that it would be ​unwise to ​cuttaxesright now. [I] Both ​sides agreed to the ​terms of the ​peacetreaty. [I] I agree with ​lettingchildrenlearn at ​their own ​pace. If two sets of ​information agree, they are ​generally the same: [I] Since ​theirstories did not agree at all, he ​knew one of them was ​lying.
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(Definition of agree from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"agree" in Business English

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agreeverb [I or T]

uk   us   /əˈɡriː/
to ​accept someone else’s ​plan, suggestion, etc.: agree to do sth Federal ​regulators and US ​lenders agreed to ​freezeinterestrates on ​subprimemortgages for five ​years.be agreed by/between sb/sth Any ​change to ​branchrules must be agreed by two thirds of ​members at the ​branchmeeting.agree sth UK The union's ​nationalexecutivecommittee will ​meet on Thursday to agree the new ​strategy.
to have the same ​opinion, or to ​approve of someone else’s ​ideas and ​opinions: agree that The ​creditcardcompany agreed that we'd been ​overcharged and will ​credit the ​amount in our next ​bill.agree with sb on sth Although we like his ​plan in ​general, we don't agree with him on every ​issue.
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(Definition of agree from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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