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agree
agree 1 *assent, accede, consent, acquiesce, subscribe
Analogous words: *grant, concede, allow: accept, *receive: admit, *acknowledge
Antonyms: protest (against): differ (with)
Contrasted words: *object, kick, expostulate, remonstrate: *demur, balk, jib: oppose, *resist, withstand
2 Agree, concur, coincide are comparable when they mean to come into or to be in harmony regarding a matter of opinion or a policy.
Agree implies unison in thought or a complete accord: even if the context suggests previous discussion, the word usually indicates that argument is ended
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this is a point upon which all persons agree

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agree upon a price

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Concur usually implies reference to a specific or definite agreement or suggests a thinking, acting, or functioning cooperatively or harmoniously toward a given end or for a particular purpose
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for the creation of a master- work of literature two powers must concur, the power of the man and the power of the moment— Arnold

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Coincide implies an agreement amounting to complete identity of opinion. Only occasionally is it used of persons; more frequently opinions, judgments, wishes, or interests coincide
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I had hoped that our sentiments coincidedA usten

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private groups whose interests did not coincide with national defense— T. W. Arnold

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Often coincide implies an agreement in time of occurrence (less often an agreement in place occupied) and therefore frequently stresses synchronousness of events
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the fall of Granada and the discovery of America coincided}(see coincident under CONTEMPORARY)}

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Analogous words: *unite, cooperate
Antonyms: differ: disagree
Contrasted words: *contend, fight, battle: dispute, argue, debate (see DISCUSS): quarrel, wrangle, squabble, bicker (see under QUARREL n)
3 Agree, square, conform, accord, harmonize, correspond, tally, jibe mean to exist or go together without conflict or incongruity.
One thing agrees with another when their comparison or association reveals no discrepancy, no inequality, or no untoward effects
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the conclusion agrees with the evidence

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the two accounts agree in every particular

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pronouns must agree with their antecedents in person, number, and gender

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One thing squares with another when there is exact, almost mathematically exact, agreement between the two
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force facts to square with a theory

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the corporation must, if it is to survive, square itself with the basic beliefs of the American people— Lindeman

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One thing conforms to or with another when there is likeness or agreement in form, in nature, or in essential character
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since theology was philosophy’s queen, medieval philosophy conformed to that system which Augustine employed in his theology— H. O. Taylor

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my views of conduct . . . conform with what seem to me the implications of my beliefs— T. S. Eliot

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One thing accords with another when there is perfect fitness in the relation or association as in character, spirit, quality, or tone
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the speaker’s remarks did not accord with the sentiments of those who listened to him

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the common doctrine of liberty accorded with the passions released by the Revolution— Parrington

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One thing harmonizes with another when, in spite of their real and often marked differences, their combination or juxtaposition produces an agreeable or aesthetic effect
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from the waves, sound . . . broke forth harmonizing with solitude— Shelley

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the need for the United States to harmonize its practices in foreign affairs more closely than in the past with its professed ideals— Dean

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One thing corresponds to or with another when, however far apart or however close the two things may be, they belong together because they match each other, complement each other, or answer to each other. Sometimes correspond implies agreement
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fulfillment seldom corresponds to anticipation

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I should never correspond to your pattern of a lady— George Eliot

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Sometimes it implies an analogous relation
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the bird’s wing corresponds to the human arm

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Sometimes it implies commensurateness
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incomes do not always correspond with the efforts or skill that appear to be involved— Hobson

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One thing tallies with another when the correspondence is so close that they either complement each other or agree with each other
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pain and pleasure no more tally in our sense than red and green— Browning

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Jibe is sometimes equivalent to agree, sometimes to harmonize, and sometimes to accord
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his actions do not jibe with his words

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his looks jibed with the stage driver’s description of him— Luke Short

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Antonyms: differ (from)
Contrasted words: negative, counteract, *neutralize: negate, *nullify

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  • Agree — A*gree , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Agreed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Agreeing}.] [F. agr[ e]er to accept or receive kindly, fr. [ a] gr[ e]; [ a] (L. ad) + gr[ e] good will, consent, liking, fr. L. gratus pleasing, agreeable. See {Grateful}.] 1. To harmonize… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • agree — ► VERB (agrees, agreed, agreeing) 1) have the same opinion about something. 2) (be agreed) (of two or more parties) be in agreement. 3) (agree to) express willingness to comply with (a request, suggestion, etc.). 4) …   English terms dictionary

  • agree — [ə grē′] vi. agreed, agreeing [ME agreen < OFr agreer, to receive kindly < a gré, favorably < a (L ad), to + gré, good will < L gratus, pleasing: see GRACE] 1. to consent or accede (to); say “yes” 2. to be in harmony or accord [their… …   English World dictionary

  • Agree — A*gree , v. t. 1. To make harmonious; to reconcile or make friends. [Obs.] Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. To admit, or come to one mind concerning; to settle; to arrange; as, to agree the fact; to agree differences. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • agree — is used intransitively (without an object) with about, on, to, upon, and with, or with a that clause, and transitively (with an object) to mean ‘to arrange or settle (a thing in which various interests are concerned)’; there are examples of this… …   Modern English usage


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