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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 disagree

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 disagree before it impacted their friendship. I'm sick of arguing with you, so let's just agree to disagree and move on from this issue.
See also: agree, disagree

disagree with (one) on (something)

To have a different opinion, view, etc. from one on some issue or topic. I'm sorry, but I just have to disagree with you on that point. I think the opposite is true.
See also: disagree, on

disagree with (someone or something)

1. To have a different opinion, view, etc. than someone or something. I'm sorry, but I just have to disagree with you on that point. I think the opposite is true. Our administration vehemently disagrees with the judge about this issue, and we intend to appeal as soon as possible.
2. To dispute, be opposed to, or have a differing opinion about something. I understand what you mean, but I disagree with your interpretation of what happened. I don't see how you can disagree with the report—facts are facts!
3. To have a negative physical effect on someone. The food at that restaurant always seems to disagree with me.
See also: disagree

I beg to disagree

I politely disagree. I'm sorry, headmaster, but I beg to disagree. Students at this school should have more access to financial aid and scholarships, not less. He thinks that the evening was a disaster, but I beg to disagree—I saw plenty of guests enjoying themselves!
See also: beg, disagree
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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

disagree with someone

[for food or drink] to upset someone's stomach. Milk always disagrees with me. Onions disagree with my husband, so he never eats them.
See also: disagree

disagree (with someone) (about someone or something)

 and disagree (with someone) (on someone or something)
to hold views about someone or something that are opposed to someone else's views. I take it you disagree with me about Tom. Don't disagree about Tom with me. I disagree about this with almost everyone. I disagree with you.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
See also: agree, differ
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

agree to differ

cease to argue about something because neither party will compromise or be persuaded.
See also: agree, differ
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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.
See also: agree, differ
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Just two per cent of people in South Asia disagree that vaccines are safe, followed by five per cent in Eastern Africa and six per cent in the Middle East.
However, the proportion of those who strongly disagree rose by 17 points from five percent to 22 percent, the SWS said.
Strongly agree: 30.03 per cent Tend to agree: 9.5 per cent Neither agree nor disagree: 18.4 per cent Tend to disagree: 5.9 per cent Strongly disagree: 35.8 per cent Fifth question - No-deal Brexit To what extent do you agree with this statement: "A no-deal Brexit needs to be avoided at all costs."
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SWS pointed out that opposition to the civil union of same-sex couples was dominant in all areas, with the lowest net agreement score coming from the Visayas at -45 (21 percent agree, 66 percent disagree), followed by rest of Luzon at -42 (20 percent agree, 63 percent disagree), Mindanao at -38 (21 percent agree, 58 percent disagree), and Metro Manila at -27 (29 percent agree, 56 percent disagree).
The item response format is a seven point Likert scale from 1 (strongly disagree) to 7 (strongly agree), so the possible scores range from 44 to 308.
Statement 13 reads, "The clarification of the auditor's responsibility for fraud will expose the independent auditors to greater legal liability." Approximately 68% of respondents agreed with the statement, while only 13% disagree and 19% neither agreed nor disagreed.
For reporting of results, the categories 'strongly agree' and 'agree' were grouped together, as were the categories 'disagree' and 'strongly disagree'.
In this research, a comment coded as 'disagree' indicated that the agency disagreed with EPA's draft toxicological report (regarding the specific category) and suggested that EPA update its calculation method in its final toxicological report.
Every question had answers on a Likert scale with 5 categories ranging from strongly agree = 1 to strongly disagree = 5.
A 7 point Likert scale, as given in the original paper (attached in appendix), is used for questionnaire items where 1 represented "Strongly Agree" and 7 represented "Strongly Disagree".
For each question indicate whether you AGREE or DISAGREE with the statement.
However 76% of Ukip voters disagree. International Development Secretary Justine Greening argues overseas help can boost British trade, with PS1.9million of its aid grants going to UK businesses.
2014) 2004 2014 Disagree a lot 5.3% 5.4% Disagree a little 6.8% 6.3% Neither 17.8% 21.2% agree/disagree Agree a little 37.4% 35.7% Agree a lot 25.0% 24.4% Source: Packaged Facts, Nutritional Labeling, Nutritional Rating Systems, and Clean Labels (April 2015), based on Experian Marketing Services Fall 2014 Simmons NCS Adult Study 12-month PERCENT OF U.S.