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American Dictionary of the English Language

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Agree


AGREE', verb intransitive [Latin gratia. the primary sense is advancing, from the same root as Latin gradior.]

1. To be of one mind; to harmonize in opinion.

In the expediency of the law, all the parties agree

2. To live in concord, or without contention; as, parents and children agree well together.

3. To yield assent; to approve or admit; followed by to; as, to agree to an offer, or to an opinion.

4. To settle by stipulation, the minds of parties being agreed, as to the terms; as,

Didst thou not agree with me for a penny a day? Matthew 20:13

To agree on articles of partnership

5. To come to a compromise of differences; to be reconciled.

AGREE with thy adversary quickly. Matthew 5:25

6. To come to one opinion or mind; to concur; as, to agree on a place of meeting.

This sense differs not essentially from the fourth, and it often implies a resolving to do an act. John 9:22.

7. To be consistent; to harmonize; not to contradict, or be repugnant.

Their witness agreed not together. Mark 14:56.

This story agrees with what has been related by others.

8. To resemble; to be similar; as, the picture does not agree with the original.

9. To suit; to be accommodated or adapted to; as, the same food does not agree with every constitution.

AGREE', verb transitive To admit, or come to one mind concerning; as, to agree the fact. Also, to reconcile or make friends; to put an end to variance; but these senses are unusual and hardly legitimate. Let the parties agree the fact, is really elliptical; let them agree on the fact.