agreement

a|gree|ment [ ə`grimənt ] noun ***
1. ) count an arrangement or decision about what to do, made by two or more people, groups, or organizations:
Our agreement was that you would pay by the first of the month.
Check the terms of your lease agreement.
agreement between: NAFTA is the trade agreement between Canada, the United States, and Mexico.
agreement with: a license agreement with the software company
agreement on: an agreement on military cooperation
an agreement to do something: The twenty-six countries signed an agreement to cut air pollution.
reach an agreement: Management announced that it had reached an agreement with the unions.
come to an agreement (=make a decision after a lot of discussion): We finally came to an agreement: I would cook and Ann would clean.
2. ) uncount the situation when people have the same opinion or have made the same decision about something:
agreement about/on: After a long discussion, there was still no agreement about what to do next.
reach agreement: The committee finally reached agreement on two important issues.
there is general/wide agreement that (=most people agree that): There is wide agreement that the forest damage is the result of atmospheric pollution.
be in agreement
1. ) to have the same opinion or have made the same decision:
We are all in agreement that Mr. Ross should resign.
2. ) be in agreement with FORMAL to agree with a policy or decision:
City hall is in agreement with government policy.
3. ) be in agreement with if a set of facts is in agreement with another, they both show or prove the same thing:
These recent findings are in agreement with our previous conclusions.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • agreement — 1. Grammatical agreement (also called concord) is the correct relation to each other of different parts of a sentence, so that (for example) the form of the verb corresponds to its subject (The house was small, and its walls were painted white),… …   Modern English usage

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  • Agreement — A*gree ment, n. [Cf. F. agr[ e]ment.] 1. State of agreeing; harmony of opinion, statement, action, or character; concurrence; concord; conformity; as, a good agreement subsists among the members of the council. [1913 Webster] What agreement hath… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • agreement — (acord) (angl.) [pron. ăgríment] (a gree ) s.n. Trimis de gall, 02.08.2006. Sursa: DOOM 2  AGREEMÉNT [AGRÍMĂNT] s. n. acord oficial. (< engl. agreement) Trimis de raduborza, 06.05.2008. Sursa: MDN …   Dicționar Român

  • agreement — /aˈɡriment, ingl. əˈɡriːmənt/ [ingl., dall ant. fr. agreement (mod. agrément), propr. «approvazione, consenso, gradimento»] s. m. inv. (polit.) patto, accordo …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • agreement — [n1] concurrence acceding, accession, accommodation, accord, accordance, acknowledging, adjustment, affiliation, affinity, alliance, amity, approving, arbitration, arrangement, assenting, authorizing, bargaining, compatibility, compliance,… …   New thesaurus

  • Agreement — Agreement,das:⇨Vereinbarung(1) …   Das Wörterbuch der Synonyme

  • agreement — /ə gri:mənt/, it. /a griment/ s. ingl. (propr. gradimento, approvazione ), usato in ital. al masch. [compromesso fra due parti, fra due persone] ▶◀ accordo, intesa, patto …   Enciclopedia Italiana

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