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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uh-gree-muh nt]
    • /əˈgri mənt/
    • /əˈɡriːmənt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-gree-muh nt]
    • /əˈgri mənt/

Definitions of agreement word

  • countable noun agreement An agreement is a formal decision about future action which is made by two or more countries, groups, or people. 3
  • uncountable noun agreement Agreement on something is a joint decision that a particular course of action should be taken. 3
  • uncountable noun agreement Agreement with someone means having the same opinion as they have. 3
  • uncountable noun agreement Agreement to a course of action means allowing it to happen or giving it your approval. 3
  • uncountable noun agreement If there is agreement between two accounts of an event or two sets of figures, they are the same or are consistent with each other. 3
  • uncountable noun agreement In grammar, agreement refers to the way that a word has a form appropriate to the number or gender of the noun or pronoun it relates to. 3

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Origin of agreement

First appearance:

before 1375
One of the 22% oldest English words
1375-1425; late Middle English agrement < Middle French. See agree, -ment

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Agreement


agreement popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 95% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

agreement usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for agreement

noun agreement

  • reconciliation — an act of reconciling, as when former enemies agree to an amicable truce.
  • accord — An accord between countries or groups of people is a formal agreement, for example to end a war.
  • compliance — a disposition to yield to or comply with others
  • mediation — action in mediating between parties, as to effect an agreement or reconciliation.
  • understanding — mental process of a person who comprehends; comprehension; personal interpretation: My understanding of the word does not agree with yours.

verb agreement

  • violate — to break, infringe, or transgress (a law, rule, agreement, promise, instructions, etc.).
  • infract — to break, violate, or infringe (a law, commitment, etc.).
  • tamper with — to meddle, especially for the purpose of altering, damaging, or misusing (usually followed by with): Someone has been tampering with the lock.

Antonyms for agreement

noun agreement

  • denial — A denial of something is a statement that it is not true, does not exist, or did not happen.
  • dissension — strong disagreement; a contention or quarrel; discord.
  • refusal — an act or instance of refusing.
  • dissent — to differ in sentiment or opinion, especially from the majority; withhold assent; disagree (often followed by from): Two of the justices dissented from the majority decision.
  • discord — lack of concord or harmony between persons or things: marital discord.

verb agreement

  • make a stand — to take a position for defense or opposition
  • ask for — to try to obtain by requesting
  • face down — Also, face-down. Informal. a direct confrontation; showdown.
  • hang in — to fasten or attach (a thing) so that it is supported only from above or at a point near its own top; suspend.
  • fly in the face of — to move through the air using wings.

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