A·gre, A·gree adv. In good part; kindly. [Obs.]
A·gree v. i. [imp. & p. p. Agreed p. pr. & vb. n. Agreeing.]
1. To harmonize in opinion, statement, or action; to be in unison or concord; to be or become united or consistent; to concur; as, all parties agree in the expediency of the law.
If music and sweet poetry agree. --Shak.
Their witness agreed not together. --Mark xiv. 56.
The more you agree together, the less hurt can your enemies do you. --Sir T. Browne.
2. To yield assent; to accede; -- followed by to; as, to agree to an offer, or to opinion.
3. To make a stipulation by way of settling differences or determining a price; to exchange promises; to come to terms or to a common resolve; to promise.
Agree with thine adversary quickly. --Matt. v. 25.
Didst not thou agree with me for a penny ? --Matt. xx. 13.
4. To be conformable; to resemble; to coincide; to correspond; as, the picture does not agree with the original; the two scales agree exactly.
5. To suit or be adapted in its effects; to do well; as, the same food does not agree with every constitution.
6. Gram. To correspond in gender, number, case, or person.
Note: ☞ The auxiliary forms of to be are often employed with the participle agreed. “The jury were agreed.” --Macaulay. “Can two walk together, except they be agreed ?” --Amos iii. 3. The principal intransitive uses were probably derived from the transitive verb used reflexively. “I agree me well to your desire.”
Syn: -- To assent; concur; consent; acquiesce; accede; engage; promise; stipulate; contract; bargain; correspond; harmonize; fit; tally; coincide; comport.
A·gree v. t.
1. To make harmonious; to reconcile or make friends. [Obs.]
2. To admit, or come to one mind concerning; to settle; to arrange; as, to agree the fact; to agree differences. [Obs.]
v 1: be in accord; be in agreement; "We 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" [syn: hold, concur, concord]
2: consent or assent to a condition, or agree to do something;
"She agreed to all my conditions"; "He agreed to leave her
3: be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their
characteristics; "The 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" [syn: match, fit, correspond, check, jibe,
gibe, tally] [ant: disagree]
4: go together; "The colors don't harmonize"; "Their ideas
concorded" [syn: harmonize, harmonise, consort, accord,
concord, fit in]
5: show grammatical agreement; "Subjects and verbs must always
agree in English"
6: be agreeable or suitable; "White wine doesn't agree with me"
7: achieve harmony of opinion, feeling, or purpose; "No two of
my colleagues would agree on whom to elect chairman"