To agree with someone else is to have the same idea or the same opinion. This is a very important word to know and use!
- Do you agree with me? (Is your opinion similar to or the same as mine?)
- They have agreed to work together.
- Tomas and his wife Maria don’t agree on many things. They often disagree. (The word "disagree" is the opposite of "agree.")
- The students disagreed with the teacher on the need for another test.
- Christine agreed to help her mother clean the house this weekend. (She said "okay.")
Right now in the United States it’s popular to hear "agreed" as a one-word response when someone has the same opinion as another person:
- Tom: We need stronger laws to reduce gun violence in the United States.
- Joe: Agreed.
The word "agreement" is a noun.
- Are we all in agreement on this issue?
- You were supposed to clean the apartment today, but you didn’t. I thought we had an agreement.
- There’s some disagreement over who was responsible for the accident.
Sometimes an agreement is a formal contract:
- The two companies signed an agreement to work together on the development of a new product.
- Brad has an agreement with Zach to buy his car at the end of the month.
Note: A popular expression that can be used in place of "agree" is "see eye to eye." They agree. They see eye to eye on this subject.
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January 17, 2013