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agree in principle

To accept the general terms and/or conditions of a deal without having completed or agreed upon the specific details. The government has agreed in principle that it will cover the cost of building a new school, but so far we haven't seen a clear proposal on how this would be accomplished.
See also: agree, principle

agree to disagree

Cliché [for two or more parties] to calmly agree not to come to an agreement in a dispute. We have accomplished nothing except that we agree to disagree.
See also: agree, disagree

agree to something

to consent to something; to allow something to be done; to approve something. If you don't agree to my leaving early, I'll just do it anyway.
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agree (up)on someone or something

to agree to the choice of someone or something. Let's try to agree upon a date.
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agree with someone

 
1. Lit. to hold the same opinion or judgment as someone else. I simply do not agree with you!
2. Fig. [for something] to be acceptable to someone as food. (Usually negative, referring to the disagreeable consequences of eating bad food.) Onions do not agree with me.
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agree

(with someone) (about someone or something) and agree (with someone) ((up)on someone or something) [for two or more parties] to agree with one another about the facts concerning someone or something. I agree with you about Judy; she is brilliant. He agreed with Sam upon a time for the meeting.

agree with something

 
1. Fig. [for something] to look good or go well with something else. This dress does not agree with these shoes, does it?
2. Fig. [for something] to be in accord with something else. Your analysis agrees with mine.
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agree (with something) (in something)

[for grammatical features] to match or go together with other grammatical features. The subject and the verb agree in number.

Birds in their little nests agree.

Prov. People who live together should try hard to get along peacefully. (Usually used to admonish children not to fight with each other.) Brother: She called me a name! Sister: I did not! He's a liar! Father: Now, now, kids—birds in their little nests agree. Let's not argue about this, guys. Birds in their little nests agree.
See also: agree, Bird, little, nest

not agree with someone

[for food] to make someone ill; [for something that one has eaten] to give one stomach distress. Fried foods don't agree with Tom. I always have onions in my garden, but I never eat them. They just don't agree with me.
See also: agree, not

agree to disagree

to decide not to argue about something any more The two countries can agree to disagree on this issue and still have a cooperative relationship.
See also: agree, disagree

I couldn't agree more

I support that very strongly I couldn't agree more with the opinions stated in your recent editorial.
Usage notes: sometimes used in the form somebody couldn't agree more: Lots of people think the use of handheld phones while driving should be outlawed, and state lawmakers couldn't agree more.
See also: agree, more

agree to

v.
To consent to something; accede to something: The store owner agreed to the supplier's new proposal for a weekly shipment. I cannot agree to going with you on such a dangerous adventure!
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agree with

v.
1. To be in accord with someone or something: I agree with Mary that we should sell the car. Since we agree with each other, the matter is settled.
2. To be well suited to someone: The excitement of the big city certainly agrees with you!
3. To approve of something: The protesters don't agree with capital punishment.
4. To be easily digestible. Used in the negative: I didn't eat the crab cakes, since shellfish don't agree with me.
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42,3% of the testees agree with the assertion that they are taught at school to take care of people (27,4% of them agree very much), while 57,7% do not agree (22,4% do not agree at all, fig.
In the corporate context, DPAs contain provisions whereby a defendant agrees to perform various kinds of actions, grouped in the following categories:
AGREE STRONGLY: 33% AGREE SLIGHTLY: 25% DISAGREE SLIGHTLY: 16% DISAGREE STRONGLY: 9% DON'T KNOW: 18%
Such machines replace traditional equipment that foresters agree is too heavy, cumbersome, and too apt to cause severe ground damage.
Nearly 90% of respondents between 18-35 agree that they are more interested in purchasing digital gift cards now than they were two to three years ago
Her plan is to follow the consensus of her peers regarding how she should handle the situation, if they all agree, even if she still has doubts herself.
For example, will the IRS agree to complete the audit by a certain date?
Because the IRS agrees a discount is appropriate, it does not matter whether the taxpayer or estate is located within the jurisdiction of the Second or Sixth Circuits; the principle applies nationwide.
The agreement automatically terminates on March 15, 2007 unless the closing of the merger occurs by that date or the parties agree to extend it.
We are extremely pleased to name Joey Agree as our Chief Executive Officer of the Company," said Richard Agree, Chairman of the Board.
Students were more likely to agree or strongly agree with survey statements in courses in which instructors reported incorporating a large number of best practices, Student perceptions were more positive when instructors spent class time introducing students to the service ethic, had frequent class discussions that meaningfully connected course content with the service being performed, provided numerous opportunities for student reflection about the service-learning experience, required that students complete at least ten hours of service, and communicated regularly with the community service agencies.
The tenant notified the landlord of its intention to exercise the option to renew lease and the parties entered into negotiations, but they were unable to agree upon the new rent for the renewal term.
Many of these issues can now be resolved via a cost-sharing agreement under which the related parties can, in advance, agree to share the development costs commensurate with the benefits to be derived.
77% agree that many of the cereal boxes are actually misleading about their contents.
41% agree the Internet is an effective marketing tool.