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Usage statistics for the noun agreement:

spoken English23.21%written English76.79% imaginative writing10.59%informational writing89.41%

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Definition of the noun agreement

What does agreement mean as a name of something?

Agreement is one of the top 1000 most common nouns. It is used mostly in informational writing, being one of the top 1000 most common nouns in informational written English.View more statistics!

noun - plural: agreements

  1. the statement (oral or written) of an exchange of promises
    • example: they had an agreement that they would not interfere in each other's business
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • synonym of agreement: understanding
    • more generic word: statement = a message that is stated or declared
    • more specific terms:
      • confederacy / conspiracy = a secret agreement between two or more people to perform an unlawful act
      • fair-trade agreement = an agreement (illegal in the United States) between the manufacturer of a trademarked item of merchandise and its retail distributors to sell the item at a price at or above the price set by the manufacturer
      • covenant = an agreement between God and his people in which God makes certain promises and requires certain behavior from them in return
      • unilateral contract = a one-sided agreement whereby you promise to do (or refrain from doing) something in return for a performance
      • sales agreement / sale = an agreement (or contract) in which property is transferred from the seller (vendor) to the buyer (vendee) for a fixed price in money
      • bargain / deal = an agreement between parties (usually arrived at after discussion) fixing obligations of each
      • working agreement = an informal agreement to work together
      • gentlemen's agreement = a personal agreement based on honor and not legally binding
      • written agreement = a legal document summarizing the agreement between parties
      • submission = an agreement between parties in a dispute to abide by the decision of an arbiter
      • entente cordiale / entente = a friendly understanding between political powers
      • oral contract = an agreement that is not in writing and is not signed by the parties but is a real existing contract that lacks only the formal requirement of a memorandum to render it enforceable in litigation
      • reservation = the written record or promise of an arrangement by which accommodations are secured in advance
      • settlement = a conclusive resolution of a matter and disposition of it
      • severance agreement = an agreement on the terms on which an employee will leave
      • suicide pact = an agreement by two or more people to commit suicide together at a given place and time
    • part: condition / strings / term = a statement of what is required as part of an agreement
  2. compatibility of observations
    • example: there was no agreement between theory and measurement
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • synonym of agreement: correspondence
    • more generic word: compatibility = capability of existing or performing in harmonious or congenial combination
    • more specific words: conformance / conformity = correspondence in form or appearance
  3. harmony of people's opinions or actions or characters
  4. the thing arranged or agreed to
  5. the determination of grammatical inflection on the basis of word relations
    • lexical domain: Relations - nouns denoting relations between people or things or ideas
    • synonym of agreement: concord
    • more generic term: grammatical relation = a linguistic relation established by grammar
    • more specific terms:
      • number agreement = agreement in number between words in the same grammatical construction
      • person agreement = agreement in person between pronouns and verbs
      • case agreement = agreement in grammatical case between words in the same construction
      • gender agreement = agreement in grammatical gender between words in the same construction
  6. the verbal act of agreeing

Alternative definition of the noun agreement


  1. [countable] An understanding between entities to follow a specific course of conduct.
  2. [uncountable] A state whereby several parties share a view or opinion; the state of not contradicting one another.
  3. [uncountable, legal] A legally binding contract enforceable in a court of law.
  4. [uncountable, linguistics] 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.
  5. [obsolete, chiefly in plural] An agreeable quality.


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Agreement or concord happens when a word changes form depending on the other words to which it relates. It is an instance of inflection, and usually involves making the value of some grammatical category "agree" between varied words or parts of the sentence.

Phrases with Agreement

  1. in agreement
  2. case agreement
  3. labor agreement
  4. sales agreement
  5. gender agreement
  6. Letter Agreement
  7. merger agreement
  8. number agreement
  9. person agreement
  10. Raging Agreement
  11. Service Agreement
  12. Tolling Agreement
  13. working agreement
  14. written agreement
  15. Heads of agreement
  16. purchase agreement
  17. Schengen Agreement
  18. licensing agreement
  19. severance agreement
  20. collective agreement

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Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for Agreement

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Google previewCode of Federal Regulations (1996)


Assessment agreement means an agreement, whether part of a collective bargaining agreement, or negotiated separately, to the extent that it provides for the collectively bargained fringe benefit obligations on other than a uniform ...

Google previewU.S. Master GAAP Guide (2007)

by Bill D. Jarnagin

for collateral assignment split-dollar life insurance agreements if the agreement is an in-substance postretirement benefit plan. However, if the collateral assignment split-dollar life insurance agreement is an in-substance deferred ...

Google previewCompTIA Security+ SY0-401 Exam Cram (2015)

by Diane Barrett, Martin Weiss, Kirk Hausman

Answer C is incorrect because a data sharing agreement is a formal contract that clearly documents the data being shared and how the data can be used, specifically addressing data confidentiality. Answer D is incorrect because a business ...

Google previewMaritime Boundary Disputes, Settlement Processes, and the Law of the Sea (2009)

by Seoung Yong Hong, Jon M. Van Dyke

The second agreement is that there be a unified boundary for both the EEZ and continental shelf. This would be a major concession on China which should be compensated by Japan. EEZ and continental shelf are two regimes, but having two ...

Google previewThe Common Core Grammar Toolkit (2013)

Using Mentor Texts to Teach the Language Standards in Grades 3-5 by Sean Ruday

Conversations such as these can help students understand that subject-verb agreement is an important tool for clear...

The essence of subject-verb agreement is that singular subjects take singular verbs, and plural subjects need plural verbs.

Google previewUltimate Book of Legal and Startup Forms (2010)

by Karen Thomas, Entrepreneur Press

The Secured Promissory Note and Security Agreement is a legal document that memorializes a loan, but it goes a step farther: it grants to the lender the right to repossess property in the event the loan is not repaid. The Secured Promissory ...

Google previewIT Performance Management (2012)

by Peter Wiggers, Maritha de Boer-de Wit, Henk Kok

Frame agreement is a non-financially binding contract that contains procedure arrangements and overarching terms and conditions. Examples: the payment conditions and process, details on intellectual property rights, escalation process, the ...

Google previewOn the Interpretation of Treaties (2007)

The Modern International Law as Expressed in the 1969 Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties by Ulf Linderfalk

AGREEMENT means an agreement in the legal-technical sense; that is to say, an act performed with the...

Google previewAn Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents Other Than Court Forms (1908)

AGREEMENT under Seal Rectifying mistake in a previous Agreement under Seal(t). AN AGREEMENT made the day of BETWEEN Parties.

Google previewHarper's Encyclopaedia of United States History from 458 A.D. to 1912 (1912)

by Benson John Lossing, Woodrow Wilson

30, Brazil (agreement) . . . . . . . . . Jan. 31, Santo Domingo (agreement) .

Google previewConcise Encyclopedia of Languages of the World (2010)

Structure Swahili exhibits typical Bantu structural characteristics such as an articulated noun class system and morphologically marked agreement between different constituents of clauses and sentences. The morphology is complex and ...

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Usage statistics about agreement

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the noun agreement:

spoken English23.21%written English76.79% imaginative writing10.59%informational writing89.41%

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Quotes about Agreement

You mentioned the Free Trade Agreement and yes I can't tell you how pleased we are that Morocco is one of the countries that our country is going to begin negotiating a Free Trade Agreement with. (Donald Evans)
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Scrabble value of A1G2R1E1E1M3E1N1T1

The value of this 9-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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