W1S1 [əˈgri:] v
1¦(same opinion)¦
2¦(say yes)¦
3¦(decide together)¦
4¦(be the same)¦
5 agree to differ/disagree
Phrasal verbs
 agree with something
[Date: 1300-1400; : Old French; Origin: agréer, from gré 'will, pleasure', from Latin gratus 'pleasing']
1.) ¦(SAME OPINION)¦ [I,T not in progressive]
to have or express the same opinion about something as someone else
≠ ↑disagree
Teenagers and their parents rarely agree.
agree with
If she felt he was right, she would agree with him.
agree that
Most people nowadays would agree that a good pub is one of our best traditions.
agree on/about
We don't agree on everything, of course.
I quite agree/I couldn't agree more
(=I agree completely)
'We have to talk.' 'Absolutely,' Meredith replied. 'I couldn't agree more.'
2.) ¦(SAY YES)¦ [I,T not in progressive]
to say yes to an idea, plan, suggestion etc
≠ ↑refuse
I suggested we go somewhere for the weekend and she agreed at once.
agree to do sth
No one really knows why he agreed to do the film.
agree to
My sister won't agree to our mother going into a nursing home.
3.) ¦(DECIDE TOGETHER)¦ [I,T not in progressive]
to make a decision with someone after a discussion with them
agree to do sth
We agreed to meet again the following Monday.
agree on
They managed to agree on a date for the wedding.
agree that
It was agreed that elections would be held in May.
agree a price/plan/strategy etc
We agreed a new four-year contract.
4.) ¦(BE THE SAME)¦ [I not in progressive]
if two pieces of information agree with each other, they match or are the same
agree with
Your story doesn't agree with what the police have told us.
5.) agree to differ/disagree
if two people agree to differ, they accept that they have different opinions about something and stop arguing about it
agree with [agree with sth] phr v
1.) to believe that a decision, action, or suggestion is correct or right
I don't agree with hitting children.
2.) not agree with sb
if a type of food does not agree with you, it makes you feel ill
Green peppers don't agree with me.
3.) if an adjective, verb etc agrees with a word, it matches that word by being plural if the word is plural etc

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.


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