- 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 companyagreement on: an agreement on military cooperationan 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 agreement1. ) 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.