agreement
noun
1 contract/decision
ADJECTIVE
draft

The draft agreement will be available before the meeting.

formal, signed, written
binding, legal

The agreement will be legally binding.

tentative
informal, verbal
tacit, unspoken
voluntary
definitive
bilateral, international, multilateral
ceasefire, peace
trade
contractual, licensing
prenuptial

The Hollywood stars signed a prenuptial agreement before marrying last year.

confidentiality
credit, hire-purchase (BrE), lease, rental
VERB + AGREEMENT
negotiate, work out

They are working out a formal ceasefire agreement.

conclude, enter into, reach, sign

After hours of talks the government and the union have reached an agreement.

have

We have an agreement to always tell each other the truth about everything.

be bound by

We signed the agreement so we are now bound by it.

adhere to, honour/honor, keep to, stick to

You have not kept to our agreement.

break, go back on, renege on, violate

Some employers reneged on agreements once the recession set in.

PREPOSITION
in an/the agreement

a clause in the agreement

under an/the agreement

Under the agreement, the farmer is not allowed to use this field.

agreement between

an agreement between the company and the unions

agreement on

They signed two agreements on improving economic cooperation.

agreement with

a trade agreement with China

PHRASES
breach of agreement (esp. BrE)

He sued the company for breach of agreement.

the terms of the agreement

The terms of the agreement do not allow such exports.

2 state of agreeing
ADJECTIVE
absolute, complete, full, total
broad, general, widespread
mutual
VERB + AGREEMENT
arrive at, come to, reach

I am hopeful that we can come to an agreement.

The two sides failed to reach agreement.

nod

He nodded his agreement.

get

We will need to get the agreement of local organizations.

PREPOSITION
by agreement

The separation is by mutual agreement.

in agreement

I think we are all in agreement that prices should be kept low.

in agreement with

I am in agreement with you that she should be given more responsibilities.

with agreement

With the agreement of all members of the club, we decided to organize a trip.

agreement among

There is agreement among teachers that changes need to be made.

agreement between

As yet there is no agreement between the two sides.

agreement on

As yet there is no agreement on policies.


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