Meaning of AGREEMENT in English

/ əˈgriːmənt; NAmE / noun


[ C ] agreement (with sb) | agreement (between A and B) an arrangement, a promise or a contract made with sb :

an international peace agreement

The agreement (= the document recording the agreement) was signed during a meeting at the UN.

An agreement was finally reached between management and employees.

They had made a verbal agreement to sell.

They had an agreement never to talk about work at home.

—see also gentleman's agreement , prenuptial agreement


[ U ] the state of sharing the same opinion or feeling :

Are we in agreement about the price?

The two sides failed to reach agreement .

OPP disagreement


[ U ] the fact of sb approving of sth and allowing it to happen :

You'll have to get your parents' agreement if you want to go on the trip.


[ U ] agreement (with sth) ( grammar ) ( of words in a phrase ) the state of having the same number , gender or person

SYN concord :

In the sentence 'They live in the country', the plural form of the verb 'live' is in agreement with the plural subject 'they'.



late Middle English : from Old French , from agreer make agreeable to,based on Latin ad- to + gratus pleasing.

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