Agreed vs Agree what difference

what is difference between Agreed and Agree



  • IPA(key): /ə.ɡɹi.ːd/, /ə.ɡɹid/
  • Rhymes: -iːd



  1. simple past tense and past participle of agree


agreed (comparative more agreed, superlative most agreed)

  1. In harmony.
    We are much more agreed on goals than on methods.
    Grammarians are agreed that contact clauses are a paratactic construction of two independent clauses.



  1. Indicates agreement on the part of the speaker.



  • Gedera, de-gear, degear, dragee, dragée, e-grade, geared, gradee



From Middle English agreen, from Old French agreer (to accept or receive kindly), from a gré (favorably), from Latin ad (to) + gratum (pleasing).


  • enPR: ə-grē’, IPA(key): /əˈɡɹiː/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /əˈɡɹi/
  • Rhymes: -iː
  • Hyphenation: a‧gree


agree (third-person singular simple present agrees, present participle agreeing, simple past and past participle agreed)

  1. (intransitive) To harmonize in opinion, statement, or action; to be in unison or concord; to be or become united or consistent; to concur.
    • 1599, William Shakespeare, a sonnet in The Passionate Pilgrim
      If music and sweet poetry agree.
    • For many bare false witness against him, but their witness agreed not together.
    • The more you agree together, the less hurt can your enemies do you.
  2. (intransitive) To yield assent; to accede;—followed by to.
  3. (transitive, Britain, Ireland) To yield assent to; to approve.
    • 2011 April 3, John Burke, in The Sunday Business Post:
      Bishops agree sex abuse rules
  4. (intransitive) To make a stipulation by way of settling differences or determining a price; to exchange promises; to come to terms or to a common resolve; to promise.
    • Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison.
    • But he answered one of them, and said, Friend, I do thee no wrong: didst not thou agree with me for a penny?
  5. (intransitive) To be conformable; to resemble; to coincide; to correspond.
  6. (intransitive, now always with with) To suit or be adapted in its effects; to do well.
  7. (intransitive, grammar) To correspond to (another word) in a grammatical category, such as gender, number, case, or person.
  8. (intransitive, law) To consent to a contract or to an element of a contract.

Usage notes

  • This is a catenative verb that takes the to infinitive. See Appendix:English catenative verbs
  • This is a stative verb that rarely takes the continuous inflection. See Category:English stative verbs
  • The transitive usage could be considered as just an omission of to or upon.
  • US and Canadian English do not use the transitive form. Thus “they agreed on a price” or “they agreed to the conditions” are used in North America but not “they agreed a price” or “they agreed the conditions”.


  • (harmonize in opinion): concur, harmonize; See also Thesaurus:agree
  • (yield assent): accede, come around, give way; See also Thesaurus:accede or Thesaurus:assent
  • (yield assent to): approve, set
  • (come to terms or to a common resolve): bargain, deal, engage; See also Thesaurus:bargain
  • (be conformable): coincide, correspond, match, resemble
  • (do well): fit, suit
  • (grammar):
  • (law):


  • disagree

Derived terms

  • disagree
  • agreement

Related terms

  • gree


Further reading

  • agree in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • agree in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.


  • Eager, aeger, eager, eagre, geare, æger

Middle English



  1. Alternative form of agreen

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