1) N-COUNT: oft N to-inf, N prep An agreement is a formal decision about future action which is made by two or more countries, groups, or people.

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

The two countries signed an agreement in 1988 to jointly launch and develop satellites.

...a new defence agreement between Greece and the United States.

2) N-UNCOUNT: oft N on n Agreement on something is a joint decision that a particular course of action should be taken.

A spokesman said, however, that the two men had not reached agreement on the issues discussed...

But instead of ending in agreement, the talks broke up in acrimony at the end of the week.

3) N-UNCOUNT Agreement with someone means having the same opinion as they have.

The judge kept nodding in agreement...

There was general agreement that every effort should be made to prevent the war from spreading.

PHRASE: usu v-link PHR, v PHR, oft PHR with n If you are in agreement with someone, you have the same opinion as they have.

Not all scholars are in agreement with her, however...

We were in basic agreement on this point.

4) N-UNCOUNT 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 agreement.

PHRASE: v-link PHR, usu PHR with n If you are in agreement with a plan or proposal, you approve of it.

The president was in full agreement with the proposal.

5) N-UNCOUNT 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.

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

6) N-UNCOUNT 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.

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