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1 be in accord; be in agreement; "We agreed on the terms of the settlement"; "I can't agree with you!"; "I hold with those who say life is sacred"; "Both philosophers concord on this point" [syn: hold, concur, concord] [ant: disagree]
2 consent or assent to a condition, or agree to do something; "She agreed to all my conditions"; "He agreed to leave her alone"
3 be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics; "The two stories don't agree in many details"; "The handwriting checks with the signature on the check"; "The suspect's fingerprints don't match those on the gun" [syn: match, fit, correspond, check, jibe, gibe, tally] [ant: disagree]
4 go together; "The colors don't harmonize"; "Their ideas concorded" [syn: harmonize, harmonise, consort, accord, concord, fit in]
5 show grammatical agreement; "Subjects and verbs must always agree in English"
6 be agreeable or suitable; "White wine doesn't agree with me"
7 achieve harmony of opinion, feeling, or purpose; "No two of my colleagues would agree on whom to elect chairman"

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agréer, from a gré, from ad + gratum.



  1. To harmonize in opinion, statement, or action; to be in unison or concord; to be or become united or consistent; to concur; as, all parties agree in the expediency of the law.
    If music and sweet poetry agree. --Shak.
    Their witness agreed not together. --Mark xiv. 56.
    The more you agree together, the less hurt can your enemies do you. --Sir T. Browne.
  2. To yield assent; to accede;—followed by to; as, to agree to an offer, or to opinion.
  3. To make a stipulation by way of settling differences or determining a price; to exchange promises; to come to terms or to a common resolve; to promise.
    Agree with thine adversary quickly. --Matt. v. 25.
    Didst not thou agree with me for a penny ? --Matt. xx. 13.
  4. To be conformable; to resemble; to coincide; to correspond; as, the picture does not agree with the original; the two scales agree exactly.
  5. To suit or be adapted in its effects; to do well; as, the same food does not agree with every constitution.
  6. To correspond in gender, number, case, or person.

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Extensive Definition

Charles Nathanial Agree (April 18 1897 - March 10 1982) was an architect who held his practice in Detroit, Michigan.
Agree moved to Detroit in 1909 at the age of 12. He began his firm, Charles N. Agree Inc., in 1917, after he graduated from the Detroit Y.M.C.A Technical School. His first major commission came in 1921 to build the Whittier Hotel near the bank of the Detroit River. He later went on to design many office buildings, theaters, and ballrooms. Agree was one of the Detroit architects of the 1920s and 1930s who utilized the services of architectural sculptor Corrado Parducci .
As the architecture changed by the 1960s, so did Agree's commissions. He began designing many modern style malls. In addition to the office in the Book Tower, Agree's firm later opened a suburban office in Bloomfield Hills where Agree later lived.
Several Agree designed buildings have been victimized by architectural scavengers. These include the Vanity Ballroom, where several Mayan-Deco panels were torn off, and the Grande Ballroom which brought rock band MC5 into fame, which has sat empty since closing in 1972.

Agree-designed buildings

References and further reading

  • AIA Detroit: The American Institute of Architects Guide to Detroit Architecture
  • Detroit Architecture A.I.A. Guide Revised Edition

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