AskDefine | Define agreement

Dictionary Definition



1 the statement (oral or written) of an exchange of promises; "they had an agreement that they would not interfere in each other's business"; "there was an understanding between management and the workers" [syn: understanding]
2 compatibility of observations; "there was no agreement between theory and measurement"; "the results of two tests were in correspondence" [syn: correspondence]
3 harmony of people's opinions or actions or characters; "the two parties were in agreement" [syn: accord] [ant: disagreement]
4 the thing arranged or agreed to; "they made arrangements to meet in Chicago" [syn: arrangement]
5 the determination of grammatical inflection on the basis of word relations [syn: concord]
6 the verbal act of agreeing [ant: disagreement]

User Contributed Dictionary



  • /əˈgɹiːmənt/


  1. In the context of "countable": An understanding between individuals to follow a specific course of conduct, such as an agreement to commit a crime (a conspiracy).
  2. In the context of "uncountable": A state whereby two parties share a view or opinion.
    The UK and US negotiators nearing agreement.
  3. In the context of "countable": An expression or indication that an agreement has been reached.
    He nodded his agreement
  4. In the context of "law|countable": A legally binding contract enforceable in a court of law.
  5. In the context of "linguistics|uncountable": Rules that exist in many languages that force some parts of a sentence to be used or inflected differently depending on certain attributes of other parts.
  6. In the context of "uncountable": The state of not contradicting one another.
    The results of my experiment are in agreement with those of Michelson and with the law of General Relativity.

See also


understanding between individuals
  • Danish: aftale
  • Finnish: sopimus
  • French: accord
  • German: Vereinbarung
  • Greek: συμφωνία
  • Hebrew:
  • Italian: consenso
  • Japanese: 合意 (gōi); 一致 (itchi)
  • Norwegian: avtale
  • Portuguese: consenso
  • Russian: согласие
  • Slovene: dogovor
  • Swedish: avtal , överenskommelse
state whereby two parties share a view or opinion
expression or indication that an agreement has been reached
legally binding contract enforceable in a court of law
grammatical agreement
  • French: accord
  • German: Kongruenz
  • Hebrew: הסכמה (haskama)
  • Norwegian: kongruens
  • Portuguese: concordância
  • Russian: согласование (soglasovánije)
  • Swedish: kongruens
The state of not contradicting another one

Extensive Definition

Agreement may refer to:
agreement in Czech: Dohoda
agreement in German: Vereinbarung
agreement in Esperanto: Konsento
agreement in Slovak: Dohoda

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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