reach an accord

reach an accord (with someone)

 and reach an agreement (with someone)
to come to an agreement with someone. I hope that we can reach an accord with the union so work can start again. We will try one more time to reach an agreement with you. We reached an agreement and signed a contract.
See also: accord, reach
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More than a dozen ethnic minority groups and government representatives have been in talks for more than 18 months and a key negotiator warned that failure to reach an accord could trigger a fresh round of fighting if the military takes action.
French ministers said on Wednesday that European leaders were less divided than the media was reporting and were likely to reach an accord at the summit that will ease Greece's debt woes.
The company aims to reach an accord before the end of 2011, when the medicine known as TG3003 is scheduled to be tested on humans, Archinard said in an interview.
The parliament postponed its session of Saturday to grant a better chance for the blocs to reach an accord state before voting on Hashimi's veto.
Japanese Cabinet ministers admitted Tuesday that Japan and China have not made any progress in resolving a longstanding dispute over natural gas exploration rights in the East China Sea, with one of them saying the countries would not reach an accord during a likely forthcoming visit to China by Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda.
But staffers walked out after being unable to reach an accord.
poultry and meat will suffer unless the United States and Russia reach an accord that will allow Russia to join the WTO.
Kawasaki Heavy, the first Japanese aircraft manufacturer to supply components to Airbus, decided to stop providing the key parts to Airbus after failing to reach an accord on the terms of a new contract, the official said.
Orix is expected to hold a board meeting around April 20 to determine the purchase of Osaka Dome, the sources said, adding the major leasing company will then reach an accord with Kazuhide Urata, the administrator of the assets of Osaka City Dome Co.
17 to reach an accord before Judge Allan Gropper was to have ruled on Northwest's request to cancel its labor agreements but were given an extension through March 1.
SAS has said that it needs to reach agreement with all the unions on the cost cutting measures to become competitive, and warned that failure to reach an accord would see implementation of an "alternative plan" which could involve job cuts, cutbacks in destinations and outsourcing of services.
More than 100 travel agencies in Monterrey have agreed to stop selling tickets from Mexicana de Aviacion until they reach an accord with the nation's second-largest air carrier over commissions.
On Sunday in the Italian port city of Genoa, leaders from the Group of Eight (G-8) major nations failed to reach an accord over the pact, which has been in jeopardy since the U.
As a result, the ELN is now more anxious to try to reach an accord.
China and Vietnam are involved in a territorial dispute over the Paracel and Spratley island clusters in the South China Sea, but the two countries are expected to reach an accord by the end of the year on delineating control over territorial waters in the Gulf of Tonkin -- another long-standing issue between them.