—agreeingly, adv./euh gree"/, v., agreed, agreeing.v.i.1. to have the same views, emotions, etc.; harmonize in opinion or feeling (often fol. by with): I don't agree with you.2. to give consent; assent (often fol. by to): He agreed to accompany the ambassador. Do you agree to the conditions?3. to live in concord or without contention; get along together.4. to come to one opinion or mind; come to an arrangement or understanding; arrive at a settlement: They have agreed on the terms of surrender.5. to be consistent; harmonize (usually fol. by with): This story agrees with hers.6. to correspond; conform; resemble (usually fol. by with): The play does not agree with the book.7. to be suitable; comply with a preference or an ability to digest (usually fol. by with): The food did not agree with me.8. Gram. to correspond in inflectional form, as in number, case, gender, or person; to show agreement. In The boy runs, boy is a singular noun and runs agrees with it in number.v.t.9. to concede; grant (usually fol. by a noun clause): I agree that he is the ablest of us.10. Chiefly Brit. to consent to or concur with: We agree the stipulations. I must agree your plans.[1350-1400; ME agre, agreen < AF, OF agre(e)r from phrase a gre at pleasure, at will; a < L ad to, at; gre < L gratum (see GREE2)]Syn. 1. AGREE, CONSENT, ACCEDE, ASSENT, CONCUR all suggest complying with the idea, sentiment, or action of someone. AGREE, the general term, suggests compliance in response to any degree of persuasion or opposition: to agree to go; to agree to a meeting, to a wish, request, demand, ultimatum. CONSENT, applying to rather important matters, conveys an active and positive idea; it implies making a definite decision to comply with someone's expressed wish: to consent to become engaged.ACCEDE, a more formal word, also applies to important matters and implies a degree of yielding to conditions: to accede to terms. ASSENT conveys a more passive idea; it suggests agreeing intellectually or verbally with someone's assertion, request, etc.: to assent to a speaker's theory, to a proposed arrangement. To CONCUR is to show accord in matters of opinion, as of minds independently running along the same channels: to concur in a judgment about a painting. 5. See correspond.Ant. 2. refuse, decline. 5. disagree.
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