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Agreeing Expressions

24/10/2021 18:31:52

1.To agree with someone or something

agree verb [intransitive and transitive] to have the same opinion as someone, or to think that a statement is correct: đồng ý

  • Many people agreed with his views about the war.
  • I completely agree with Chomsky when he says that humans are born with a special ability to learn language.
  • Most experts agree that dieting needs to be accompanied by regular exercise.

STUDY NOTE: Grammar

Don’t say ‘agree someone's opinion' or ‘agree to someone's opinion'. Say agree with someone's opinion.

share somebody's view / concern / fear etc to have the same opinion, concern, fear etc as someone else: có cùng quan điểm, mối quan tâm, nỗi sợ …

  • I share her concerns about the lack of women in high academic positions.
  • A lot of people share his view that tourism will have a negative impact on the island.
  • This fear was shared by union leaders, who saw the new law as an attack on their rights.

subscribe to a view / theory etc to agree with an opinion or idea: đồng ý với một quan điểm, ý kiến

  • There are a number of scientists who subscribe to the view that there is a God who controls the workings of the universe.
  • Some people think that there are cases where torture is justified. I, for one, do  not subscribe to this theory.

be of the same opinion: if people are of the same opinion, they agree with each other: có cùng quan điểm

  • All three specialists were of the same opinion about the cause of her illness.
  • Professor Dawkins is of the same opinion as Dr Jones.

concur verb [intransitive and transitive] a formal word meaning to agree: đồng ý

  • The committee concurred with this view.
  • Most modern historians would readily concur that (=agree without any hesitation) this was an event of huge importance.
  • As most biblical scholars concur, the letter could not have been written by any contemporary of Jesus.

somebody is right / somebody makes a valid point used when you agree with what someone says: các cụm này được dùng để chỉ sự ủng hộ với quan điểm của ai đó

  • Darwin was right when he argued that humans and higher mammals are closely related.
  • Cox makes a valid point when he questions our ability to remain objective.

2.To partly agree with someone or something

agree up to a point to partly agree with someone or something: đồng ý một phần nào đó

  • Although I agree with him up to a point, I find it hard to believe that this is true in every case.

broadly agree to agree with most parts of something: đồng ý với phần lớn quan điểm nào đó

  • The conference delegates broadly agreed with the proposals.

there is some truth in used when saying that you think that something is partly true or right: cụm này được dùng để nói một quan điểm nào đó có phần đúng.

  • There is some truth in the argument that there is a link between violence on our streets and violence on our TV screens.
  • There is some truth in all of these theories, but none of them can fully explain the causes of unemployment.

3.When a group of people agree

agreement noun [uncountable] if there is agreement on something, people agree about it: sự đồng thuận, đồng ý.

  • Today there is general agreement that pollution from cars and planes is threatening the future of our planet.
  • There is widespread agreement on the need for prison reform. (=most people agree about it)
  • Geologists are mostly in agreement about how the islands were formed. (=most of them agree about it)
  • The two sides were unable to reach agreement. (=they could not agree with each other)

consensus noun [singular, uncountable] agreement between most of the people in a group about something, especially with the result that they decide on a particular course of action: sự đồng thuận của đại đa số

  • There is now a general consensus among scientists on the causes of global warming.
  • There was a growing consensus that the military government had to be replaced.

common ground noun [singular, uncountable] things that people agree about, especially when there are other things that they disagree about: điểm đồng thuận, sự việc nhận được sự đồng ý

  • There are many areas of common ground between the two philosophers.
  • Despite their differing backgrounds, they found common ground in their interest in science.

unanimous adjective if a group of people are unanimous on something, they all have the same opinion about it: có cùng quan điểm về

  • Medical experts are unanimous on this issue.
  • They were unanimous in their opposition to the plan.
  • a unanimous decision by the three judges

widely held view / belief etc an opinion, belief etc that many people have: quan điểm chung

  • There is a widely held view among business experts that selling off a business to a management team is not in the best interests of the company's shareholders.
  • There is a widely held belief that advanced western societies are becoming more and more criminalized.

 

widely / generally accepted if something is widely or generally accepted, it is thought to be true by most people: nhiều người tin rằng, cho rằng

  • It is now widely accepted that the universe began with the so-called 'big bang'.
  • It is generally accepted that electricity generated from nuclear power is more expensive than other forms of electricity.

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