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1‘I agree with you’
concur, be of the same mind, be of the same opinion, see eye to eye, be in sympathy, sympathize, be united, be as one man, accord
acknowledge, admit, concede, grant, own, confess
2‘they had agreed to a ceasefire’
consent, assent, accede
acquiesce in, accept, approve, approve of, allow, admit, grant, comply with, undertake, go along with, say yes to, give one's approval to, give something the nod, recognize, acknowledge
3‘the plan and the drawing of the church do not agree with each other’
match, match up, accord, correspond, conform, coincide, fit, tally, harmonize, be in harmony, be in agreement, be consistent, be compatible, be consonant, be congruous, be in tune, equate, be equivalent, dovetail, chime, correlate, be parallel
4‘they agreed on a price’
settle, decide, shake hands
arrange, arrive at, negotiate, work out, thrash out, hammer out, reach an agreement on, come to terms about, reach terms on
strike a bargain, make a deal
5‘she's probably eaten something that didn't agree with her’
be agreeable to, be good for, be healthy for, be acceptable to, suit
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