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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.
See also: agree

agree (up)on someone or something

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

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.
See also: 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

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!
See also: agree

agree with

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.
See also: agree
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Of the 86%, 52% agreed and a further 34% strongly agreed.
Sam Cassell agreed to a two-year deal to stay with the Clippers.
24) The firm also agreed that it will not charge or accept fees subject to "contractual protection" and that, with certain exceptions, it will charge only by the hour.
Reasoning that the individual class members had not agreed to personally compensate class counsel, the Service held that attorneys' fees paid to plaintiffs' counsel were not includible in gross income.
Typical values were recommended, and it was agreed these should be used in the subsequent testing of the criteria.
Furthermore, the parties agree that if an unanticipated need arises (such as, but not limited to, an audit by a taxing agency, or any other exogenous service not anticipated in this agreement by the parties) that ABC hereby agrees to perform this additional work at a mutually agreed upon price before the service is provided.
Saginaw, Michigan, agreed to establish a Saginaw-based joint casting center.
Provisions agreed to in Copenhagen would seek to help preserve the ozone layer by:
Additionally, 66 percent agreed that communicators will need to develop new skills in research and measurement.
00 by the receiver has to be agreed upon by us the company (IBAC) and it was agreed, hence the company's decision for this course of action.
After protests and lawsuits, Hahn agreed to a scaled-back version that created a two-tier program that would ``green-light'' projects such as runway improvements and ``yellow-light'' those that required more study.
if the SL project helped them to see how what they learned in class will be used when they become a dietitian: 18% were neutral, 45% agreed, and 36% strongly agreed
School counselors could possibly have a number of ethics documents with which they have agreed to comply.
This can be used by the team for each subsequent year until we catch up to the current filing year and incorporate the remaining agreed adjustments into the currently filed return.