|1.||the act of agreeing|
|2.||a settlement, esp one that is legally enforceable; covenant; treaty|
|3.||a contract or document containing such a settlement|
|4.||the state of being of the same opinion; concord; harmony|
|5.||the state of being similar or consistent; correspondence; conformity|
|6.||grammar Also called: concord the determination of the inflectional form of one word by some grammatical feature, such as number or gender, of another word, esp one in the same sentence|
|7.||collective agreement See national agreement|
|[C14: from Old French]|
The subject and verb of a clause or simple sentence must agree in person, as in “He is a boy.” The subject, he, and the verb, is, are both in the third person. The subject and verb also must agree in number, as in “We are girls.” The subject, we, and the verb, are, are both plural.
Nouns and pronouns must also agree in number, person, and gender as in “Every boy must mind his manners.” The noun boy and the pronoun his are both singular, both in the third person, and both masculine.