reach an agreement

reach an agreement

To achieve some accord, settlement, or compromise (with someone), especially after a period of debate, argument, negotiation, etc. The state prosecutors say they have reached an agreement with CEO regarding his suspected involvement in the racketeering allegations. The heads of state reached an agreement to implement a new trade deal between the six countries.
See also: agreement, reach
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are heading to arbitration after the parties were unable to reach an agreement Wednesday evening on a concessionary accord to help the carrier emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
If each spouse's return is prepared by a different CPA firm, the spouses and their tax advisers should discuss the allocation of the payments and try to reach an agreement, to avoid an IRS notice.
Speaking to reporters earlier this week, John Brock warned that, if Interbrew does not reach an agreement in its court case with FEMSA, Mexico's second-largest brewer, Labatt might not be included in the move.
When the parties reach an agreement under this option, Appeals exercises its settlement authority to accept the settlement.