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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.
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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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Forty-nine percent of respondents from the Visayas agreed with the legalization of divorce while 35 percent disagreed.
They said 17pc strongly disagreed when asked if officers spoke respectfully, while 10pc somewhat disagreed, 27pc were neutral, 15pc somewhat agreed and 31pc strongly agreed.
Therefore, a reviewer could have agreed with a portion of EPA's draft toxicological review concerning one topic (or one charge question) but disagreed with a different topic (or another charge question).
73 strongly agreed, 66 agreed, 17 disagreed, and 5 strongly disagreed for meter stick with clamp and knife-edged balance; and 75 strongly agreed, 63 agreed, 19 disagreed, and 4 strongly disagreed for hanger.
adults disagreed a lot, and only 14% disagreed a little, that they like to know as much information about ingredients as possible when shopping for food products.
Among GPs, 60% disagreed that the plans for revalidation would help to identify and deal with doctors who are not fit to practise (32% disagreed and a further 28% strongly disagreed) while only 16% agreed (15% agreed and a further 1% strongly agreed).
8% (n=49) BBM students disagreed with the statement that 'mental illness is a punishment for doing bad things' ([chi square]=44.
The poll, of over 1,800 GPs, found 52% disagreed or strongly disagreed that the reforms would create a patientled NHS.
A slight majority of the respondents further agreed that preparing these submissions actually encouraged more settlements, although advocates sometimes disagreed as to the content of those submissions, with one stating: "This is an area that could use some work.
About 33% of employees disagreed that their credit union had good communication between departments.
While 43% of health visitors felt that they had adequate resources, 38% disagreed.
Fifty-six percent agreed or strongly agreed that they would primarily teach for the money, while 26 percent disagreed or strongly disagreed with this statement.
1 : to have different ideas or opinions <We disagreed over the price.
Less than 20 percent of our under-50 shoppers agreed strongly that Wal-Mart's prices are consistently lower, and almost as many disagreed.
Specific differences by item are as follows: Of the students in the experimental group, 67 percent disagreed or strongly disagreed that they read more, 76 percent disagreed or strongly disagreed that they studied with others more, and 67 percent were undecided or marked N/A about the usefulness of the question-answer sessions, reflecting the fact that few attended these sessions.