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English verb: agree

1. agree (communication) be in accord; be in agreement


SamplesWe agreed on the terms of the settlement.
I can't agree with you!.
I hold with those who say life is sacred.
Both philosophers concord on this point.


ExamplesSam and Sue agree, Sam wants to agree with Sue


Synonymsconcord, concur, hold


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s on something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE.
Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE


Narrower (hyponym)arrange, concede, conciliate, conclude, fix up, grant, make up, patch up, reconcile, resolve, see eye to eye, settle, settle, subscribe, support, yield


Verb groupagree


Antonymsdisagree, take issue, differ, dissent

2. agree (communication) consent or assent to a condition, or agree to do something


SamplesShe agreed to all my conditions.
He agreed to leave her alone.


ExamplesThey agree to move


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE


Broader (hypernym)accept, consent, go for


Narrower (hyponym)accede, acquiesce, assent, bargain, plea-bargain

3. agree (stative) be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics


SamplesThe two stories don't agree in many details.
The handwriting checks with the signature on the check.
The suspect's fingerprints don't match those on the gun.


Synonymscheck, correspond, fit, gibe, jibe, match, tally


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)be, equal


Narrower (hyponym)accord, adhere, agree, align, answer, bear out, befit, beseem, coincide, concord, conform to, consist, consort, correlate, corroborate, duplicate, fit, fit in, harmonise, harmonize, homologize, look, meet, parallel, parallel, pattern, resemble, rhyme, rime, square, suit, support, twin, underpin


Verb groupaccord, agree, check, check out, concord, consort, fit in, harmonise, harmonize


Antonymsdisaccord, discord, disagree

4. agree (stative) go together


SamplesThe colors don't harmonize.
Their ideas concorded.


Synonymsaccord, concord, consort, fit in, harmonise, harmonize


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)agree, check, correspond, fit, gibe, jibe, match, tally


Narrower (hyponym)blend, blend in, go


Verb groupagree, check, correspond, fit, gibe, jibe, match, tally

5. agree (stative) show grammatical agreement


SamplesSubjects and verbs must always agree in English.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Domain categorygrammar

6. agree (possession) be agreeable or suitable


SamplesWhite wine doesn't agree with me.


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)suit

7. agree (communication) achieve harmony of opinion, feeling, or purpose


SamplesNo two of my colleagues would agree on whom to elect chairman.


ExamplesSam and Sue agree, Sam wants to agree with Sue


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Narrower (hyponym)compromise, conclude


Verb groupagree, concord, concur, hold









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