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agree with (someone or something)

1. To share the same opinion as another person or group. I agree with the way management is trying to address the problem of employee tardiness. I don't agree with your methods of disciplining your children—I think they're much too harsh. I see your point, but the thing is, if we agree to increase spending for education, then all sorts of other public utilities will go underfunded as a result.
2. To have no ill effects on someone. (Usually used in the negative in reference to food that has made one ill.) I feel so nauseous right now—I guess that burger I ate for lunch just didn't agree with me. Dairy just doesn't agree with me, so I try to steer clear of it. No, she's still in the bathroom—I guess the dinner didn't agree with her.
3. To be in accordance with something else. The scientist's findings agree with the study published by the government's health organization. Can you tally these again? The numbers just don't agree with what's written here. Look at this—their order slip does not agree with what we actually sent them.
4. To make one happy; to suit one's personality well. Look at how happy she is! Being on stage certainly agrees with her. No, I'm not a nurse anymore—the constant stress of the job just did not agree with me. This warm weather definitely agrees with me. I can practically feel my mood lifting!
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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 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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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References in classic literature ?
But though he had, as we have said, formed his morals on the Platonic model, yet he perfectly agreed with the opinion of Aristotle, in considering that great man rather in the quality of a philosopher or a speculatist, than as a legislator.
When on the evening that he arrived home he informed the bailiff of his plans, the latter with visible pleasure agreed with what he said so long as he was pointing out that all that had been done up to that time was stupid and useless.
The others agreed with him, and though standing guard was not pleasant it was done.
"That was better than fighting," said Ozma, when all our friends were assembled in the palace after the exciting events of the morning; and each and every one agreed with her.
no, no,(exclaimed Sophia) I cannot go to Newgate; I shall not be able to support the sight of my Augustus in so cruel a confinement--my feelings are sufficiently shocked by the RECITAL, of his Distress, but to behold it will overpower my Sensibility." As I perfectly agreed with her in the Justice of her Sentiments the Postilion was instantly directed to return into the Country.
Nearly half 49 per cent - respondents in developed markets including US strongly agreed or agreed with the prediction that China and India will eclipse the US in technology.
Among the 180 physicians with experience treating measles, 23% agreed and 44% said that they strongly agreed with the statement that measles deaths would increase, and another 18% said that they somewhat agreed.
However, Sunni and Shia population agreed with the increasing trend of unemployment as aiding factor to terrorism incidence in Karachi but Hindu and Christian community have neutral viewpoint in this regards.
The survey, taken from March 23 to 27, found 64 percent of Filipinos who agreed with the closure of the entire island to tourists, while 20 percent disagreed, for a net agreement score of +44, classified by SWS as 'very strong.' Seventeen percent of the respondents were undecided.
SURVEY RESULTS - HIGHLIGHTS Question 1: The "Gender-pay-gap" is proof that women are disadvantaged due to their gender alone *In total only 45.59% said they agreed with this.
At first blush the numbers tell that in late June this year, in terms of all three questions, those that agreed with them were almost twice as many as those who disagreed.
The above table indicates that 7% of the teachers were strongly disagreed with this statement that ODL can develop community,8% were disagreed,5% did not show any response, and 54% teachers were agreed with it, whereas 76% teachers were strongly agreed .
Table 4 discusses pharmaceutical care and benefit from this study: 50% participants strongly agreed with the fact that Pharm.D students have the skills to provide pharmaceutical care; 44% participants favoured institutional support for pharmaceutical care.
Close to three-fourths (74.2%) of the students agreed or strongly agreed with the statements (Mean 4.1) on the usefulness of online collaboration.
The judge, however, allowed the legal challenge to continue and strongly indicated that he agreed with AU's position.