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agree verb

1 share opinion

ADV. heartily, strongly, very much I very much agree with the prime minister. | absolutely, completely, entirely, fully, wholeheartedly I agree entirely with what you have said. | broadly, generally It is generally agreed that more funding is needed for education. | unanimously | gravely, lamely, meekly, soberly, tartly ‘That's true,’ she agreed gravely.

VERB + AGREE cannot | be inclined to I'm inclined to agree there's nothing we can do.

PREP. about We don't always agree about everything. | on/upon Are we all agreed on this? | with Do you agree with me that the scheme won't work?

PHRASES I couldn't agree more I couldn't agree more with what has just been said. | I quite agree, I'm sure you will agree I'm sure you'll agree that this issue is vitally important to the success of the company.

2 say yes

ADV. voluntarily | readily She suggested a walk in the open air and he readily agreed. | grudgingly, reluctantly | kindly Edith Harlow has kindly agreed to help. | tacitly | provisionally

PREP. to He agreed to our proposals.

3 decide

ADV. expressly | tacitly | verbally | provisionally It was provisionally agreed that 12 August was to be the date.

VERB + AGREE be unable to, fail to The two countries were unable to agree on a common strategy.

PHRASES agree to differ/disagree We must just agree to disagree on this point. | (be) mutually agreed working towards mutually agreed goals | internationally/nationally agreed nationally agreed guidelines