agreement

An agreement is made when two parties agree to something. So, for example, a mother might make an agreement with her son not to kiss him in public because, after kindergarten, well, that's just not cool.

If people's opinions are in accord, or match one another, then they are in agreement. If a teacher assigns a ten-page paper due the next day, the students would be in agreement that the assignment was unfair. A written or verbal contract can also be called an agreement. An agreement to deliver an article a month for a publication could not be broken simply because you have writer's block.

Definitions of agreement
  1. noun
    harmony of people's opinions, actions, or characters
    “the two parties were in agreement
    synonyms: accord
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    disagreement, dissension, dissonance, misunderstanding
    a conflict of people's opinions or actions or characters
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    community, community of interests
    agreement as to goals
    concurrence, meeting of minds
    a state of cooperation
    consensus
    agreement in the judgment or opinion reached by a group as a whole
    sense of the meeting
    general agreement reached by an assembled group
    unanimity
    everyone being of one mind
    unison
    the state of corresponding exactly
    social contract
    an implicit agreement among people that results in the organization of society; individual surrenders liberty in return for protection
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    concord, concordance, consonance, harmony
    a harmonious state of things in general and of their properties (as of colors and sounds); congruity of parts with one another and with the whole
  2. noun
    compatibility of observations
    “there was no agreement between theory and measurement”
    synonyms: correspondence
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    conformance, conformity
    correspondence in form or appearance
    justness, nicety, rightness
    conformity with some esthetic standard of correctness or propriety
    normality
    conformity with the norm
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    compatibility
    capability of existing or performing in harmonious or congenial combination
  3. noun
    the verbal act of agreeing
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    disagreement
    the speech act of disagreeing or arguing or disputing
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    acquiescence, assent
    agreement with a statement or proposal to do something
    concurrence, concurrency
    agreement of results or opinions
    accord, accordance, conformity
    concurrence of opinion
    collusion, connivance
    agreement on a secret plot
    accession, assenting
    agreeing with or consenting to (often unwillingly)
    subscription
    agreement expressed by (or as if expressed by) signing your name
    confirmation, ratification
    making something valid by formally ratifying or confirming it
    concord, concordance, harmony
    agreement of opinions
    endorsement, indorsement, second, secondment
    a speech seconding a motion
    concession
    a point conceded or yielded
    acceptance
    (contract law) words signifying consent to the terms of an offer (thereby creating a contract)
    conceding, concession, yielding
    the act of conceding or yielding
    cahoot
    collusion
    sop
    a concession given to mollify or placate
    judicial admission, stipulation
    (law) an agreement or concession made by parties in a judicial proceeding (or by their attorneys) relating to the business before the court; must be in writing unless they are part of the court record
    takeaway
    a concession made by a labor union to a company that is trying to lower its expenditures
    wage concession
    an agreement to raise wages
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    speech act
    the use of language to perform some act
  4. noun
    the statement (oral or written) of an exchange of promises
    “they had an agreement that they would not interfere in each other's business”
    synonyms: understanding
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    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
    (Bible) 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 (not a promise)
    sale, sales agreement
    an agreement (or contract) in which property is transferred from the seller (vendor) to the buyer (vendee) for a fixed price in money (paid or agreed to be paid by the buyer)
    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, entente cordiale
    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
    contract
    a binding agreement between two or more persons that is enforceable by law
    conspiracy of silence
    a conspiracy not to talk about some situation or event
    conditional sale
    a sale in which the buyer receives title to the property only upon the performance of some condition (usually the full payment of the purchase price)
    execution sale, forced sale, judicial sale, sheriff's sale
    a sale of property by the sheriff under authority of a court's writ of execution in order satisfy an unpaid obligation
    submission
    a legal document summarizing an agreement between parties in a dispute to abide by the decision of an arbiter
    compact, concordat, covenant
    a signed written agreement between two or more parties (nations) to perform some action
    indenture
    formal agreement between the issuer of bonds and the bondholders as to terms of the debt
    obligation
    a legal agreement specifying a payment or action and the penalty for failure to comply
    accord, pact, treaty
    a written agreement between two states or sovereigns
    accommodation
    a settlement of differences
    conclusion
    a final settlement
    out-of-court settlement
    resolution of a dispute prior to the rendering of a final decision by the trial court
    property settlement
    (matrimonial law) the division of property owned or acquired by marriage partners during their marriage
    accord and satisfaction
    the settlement of a debt by paying less than the amount demanded in exchange for extinguishing the debt
    golden handshake
    a lucrative severance agreement offered to an employee (usually as an incentive to retire)
    escrow
    a written agreement (or property or money) delivered to a third party or put in trust by one party to a contract to be returned after fulfillment of some condition
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    statement
    a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc
  5. noun
    the thing arranged or agreed to
    synonyms: arrangement
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    collusion
    secret agreement
    prearrangement
    something arranged in advance
    reservation
    something reserved in advance (as a hotel accommodation or a seat on a plane etc.)
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    planning, preparation, provision
    the cognitive process of thinking about what you will do in the event of something happening
  6. noun
    in grammar, the correspondence between two words
    synonyms: concord
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    number agreement
    agreement in number between words in the same grammatical construction (e.g., between adjectives and the nouns they modify)
    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
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    grammatical relation
    a linguistic relation established by grammar
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