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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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Almost half of those surveyed (48%) said the Syrian conflict was "none of our business", with 27% disagreeing. Just 25% said they would support the use of British ground troops in Syria "if it were necessary to bring peace and stability", with 50% opposed.
Thirty-six percent agreed or agreed strongly that students should get the notes right before adding elements of expression, with the graduate students disagreeing more strongly with this idea.
1 : the state of disagreeing with or disapproving of <He voiced his opposition.>
In addition, 24 (85.7%) agreed or strongly agreed that school counselors should make time to demonstrate accountability of their programs, with 3 (10.7%) being uncertain and 1 (3.6%) disagreeing. Among the participants, 23 (82.1%) agreed or strongly agreed that outcome data on a school's counseling program enhance the school's accountability, while 4 (14.3%) were uncertain and 1 (3.6%) disagreed.
Bush, who didn't mention the names of those he was disagreeing with, was not the only administration official to express displeasure with the anti-Islamic remarks.
The proposal to "agree to disagree" presumes the issue is about people disagreeing over abortion, not about people being killed by abortion.
It is no secret that the majority of the Catholic clergy in this country side with lay Catholics in disagreeing with the birth-control ban -- a 1980 Princeton poll found only 30 percent of the priests agreeing with Humanae vitae.
The distributions of responses for the 4 CAMI scales items were varied (Tables II-V), and were stigmatising for measures of authoritarianism, which elicited the most negative attitudes, with 78% of respondents disagreeing that large mental hospitals were an outdated means of treating the mentally ill, reflecting the view that mentally ill persons could be a threat to public safety (Table II).