agree to differ

agree to differ

Of two parties, to mutually accept that they simply do not (and will not) share the same view on a particular issue, in the interest of moving past the issue or avoiding further confrontation. After their discussion about politics intensified, Fred and Sue had to agree to differ before it impacted their friendship. I'm sick of arguing with you, so let's just agree to differ and move on from this issue.
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agree to differ

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agree to disagree

If two people who are arguing about something agree to differ or agree to disagree, they decide to stop arguing because neither of them is going to change their opinion. I find some of his views very curious and we've agreed to differ on some things. You and I are going to have to agree to disagree on this issue.
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agree to differ

cease to argue about something because neither party will compromise or be persuaded.
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aˌgree to ˈdiffer

(of two or more people) allow each other to have different opinions about something, especially in order to avoid more argument: Our views on this matter are so different that we’ll just have to agree to differ.
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That means Macron must, like Canadian premier Justin Trudeau, agree to differ on central issues but smile sweetly in public at the White House occupant.
I have checked my facts and there is nothing wrong with them so we shall have to agree to differ.
What is certain is our club and the Association have to share it and while we may agree to differ on certain things, I hope going forward we can have a positive relationship.
Boyd said: "I'll agree to differ with him on that - I always thought there was something wrong with Aiden's eyesight
They'll talk about it and argue about it until the cows come home and, if they can't persuade you to their way of thinking, they'll agree to differ and move on to the next topic.
Now at this point a women might have said, "ah well, let's agree to differ," or even, "fair point.
We're keeping things civil in the studio but I can see thunderclouds on the horizon if we don't agree to differ sometime soon.
It''s good to have friends overseas and at times we may expect to agree to differ.
Few are going to be able to resist the power of your point, but even if they do, you can agree to differ.
If he says yes, obviously we will have to agree to differ and if he says no, then you'd have to ask the question 'why not?
But surely," I pleaded, "We can agree to differ until the general election campaign is over?
But in a separate interview with Russia s Interfax news agency, Fedotov said the two sides would essentially have to agree to differ on a string of disputes.
They diverge rather than concur on major issues, but professionals run them; they may agree to differ yet both have no constraints in concurring, either.
Bookmakers seem to make an assessment and try to be fair from their perspective, but then say 'let's agree to differ, Ibas are our adjudicators, we'll abide by what they say'.