CET4 TEM4 考 研 CET6
前缀a- 同ad-,去，往。-gree, 同词根grat,满意，见gratify, 使满意的。
- agree:  Originally, if a thing ‘agreed you’, it was to your liking, it pleased you. This early meaning survives in the adjective agreeable , but the verb has meanwhile moved on via ‘to reconcile (people who have quarrelled)’ and ‘to come into accord’ to its commonest presentday sense, ‘to concur’. It comes from Old French agréer ‘to please’, which was based on the phrase a gré ‘to one’s liking’. Gré was descended from Latin grātum, a noun based on grātus ‘pleasing’, from which English also gets grace and grateful.
=> congratulate, grace, grateful, gratitude
- agree (v.)
- late 14c., "to be to one's liking;" also "to give consent," from Old French agreer "to receive with favor, take pleasure in" (12c.), from phrase a gré "favorably, of good will," literally "to (one's) liking," from Latin ad "to" (see ad-) + gratum "pleasing," neuter of gratus (see grace (n.)); the original sense survives best in agreeable. Meaning "to be in harmony in opinions" is from late 15c. Related: Agreed; agreeing.
- 1. The dampness of the forest did not agree with him physically.
- 2. It remains to be seen whether her parliamentary colleagues will agree.
- 3. I think you'd agree he's a very respected columnist.
- 4. You and I are going to have to agree to disagree then.
- 5. They had little choice but to agree to what he suggested.
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