Meaning of AGREEMENT in English


Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.


An ~ is a formal decision about future action which is made by two or more countries, groups, or people.

It looks as though a compromise ~ has now been reached...

The two countries signed an ~ to jointly launch satellites.

N-COUNT: oft N to-inf, N prep


Agreement on something is a joint decision that a particular course of action should be taken.

The two men had not reached ~ on any issues...

? dis~

N-UNCOUNT: oft N on n


Agreement with someone means having the same opinion as they have.

The judge kept nodding in ~...

? dis~


If you are in ~ with someone, you have the same opinion as they have.

PHRASE: usu v-link PHR, v PHR, oft PHR with n


Agreement to a course of action means allowing it to happen or giving it your approval.

The clinic doctor will then write to your GP to get his ~.

= consent


If you are in ~ with a plan or proposal, you approve of it.

The president was in full ~ with the proposal.

PHRASE: v-link PHR, usu PHR with n


If there is ~ between two accounts of an event or two sets of figures, they are the same or are consistent with each other.

Many other surveys have produced results essentially in ~ with these figures.

= concurrence



In grammar, ~ refers to the way that a word has a form appropriate to the number or gender of the noun or pronoun it relates to.

= concord


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