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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

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.
See also: agree, differ

disagree with (one)

1. To have a different opinion, view, etc. than one. I'm sorry, but I just have to disagree with you on that point. I think the opposite is true.
2. To have a negative physical effect on one. 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

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.
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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.

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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

agree to differ

cease to argue about something because neither party will compromise or be persuaded.
See also: agree, differ

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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A majority of all respondents (55 percent) disagreed with the statement that the courts treat poor and wealthy people alike and women lawyers (63 percent) disagreed with that statement at a higher rate than their male colleagues (52 percent).
When asked if computer use by their physician improved care, 66% of the patients agreed or strongly agreed and 5% disagreed or strongly disagreed; 29% did not know.
Again the court disagreed and found this to be simply part of the price of the goods.
The above table indicates that 6.7% of the students were strongly disagreed with this statement that ODL can develop or contribute in community development, 8% were disagreed,12.7% did not show any response and 38.7% students were agreed with concept, whereas 34% students were strongly agreed with it.
"Some 25% of respondents disagreed (or strongly disagreed) when asked if they had confidence in the senior civil service.
30% of faculty disagreed with the statement, while 30% of staff agreed and 21% of respondents indicated they "didn't know."
Metro disagreed with the IRS computation of the income tax deduction.
13, before an Oval Office meeting with United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan, Bush said he disagreed with those who disparage Islam and its adherents.
Catholics disagreed with the statement "Using artificial means of birth control is wrong." And a 1996 study conducted by Father Thomas Sweetser for the Parish Evaluation Project found only 9 percent of Catholics who consider birth control to be wrong.
More than half of the practitioners surveyed disagreed or strongly disagreed that "treatment by IRS employees is consistent." Sizable percentages of practitioners and IPS employees disagreed or strongly disagreed that they are familiar with Circular 230[1] (the standards of conduct governing practice before the IRS).
Forty-four percent strongly disagreed with such a law, while 17 percent somewhat disagreed.
Twenty-nine percent disagreed, while 34 percent were undecided on the matter.
Some 53% of hospitals disagreed it would (33% disagreed and a further 20% strongly disagreed).
In a survey, a nationally representative sample of men and women from across the country were asked how far they agreed or disagreed with the following statement: ?
Another 30% neither agreed or disagreed while 13% disagreed and 5% strongly disagreed.