If you agree to disagree, you build peaceful relationships. There will always be disagreements. But you don`t have to make it a real problem. Instead, show respect to others by allowing them to have a different opinion than you. Agree to disagree. You`ll find that your friends can remain your friends even if they don`t think exactly like you! Example #1: “He agreed to disagree, and I`m not going to convince him any further. I know I am right. The expression is as explained in the above sense. Here, the speaker may not be willing to discuss with his opponent. This paragraph is taken from Joel C. Rosenberg`s novel The Copper Scroll. This paragraph shows the ironic use of this phrase when the narrator explains that he has clearly suggested to his friend that they only agree to disagree, but deep down he is fascinated by what he has said about billions of treasures in the West Bank.
This means that the speaker is lying with this sentence. Tolerate the opinion of the other and stop arguing; acknowledge that no agreement will be reached. Although Whitefield and Wesley seem to have popularized the term in its usual sense, it had appeared much earlier (1608) in a work by James Anderton, who wrote under the name of John Brereley, a priest. However, its use does not have the subsequent implication of tolerance of different beliefs. In its meaning, the modern use of the Latin expression modus vivendi (lit. “way of life”), which is normally reserved for informal and temporary political agreements. Let`s go, Ariana G! Thank you for sharing your comment with us today, we are so glad you are wondering with us today! And, happy (almost) birthday – what a pleasure! We have some miracles that you will enjoy: Miracle #366 – Why do we blow out birthday candles? www.wonderopolis.org/wonder/why-do-we-blow-out-birthday-candles/ Miracle #712 – When is your half-birthday? www.wonderopolis.org/wonder/when-is-your-half-birthday/ 🙂 The phrase “agree, disagree” appeared in its modern sense in printed form in 1770, when John Wesley wrote a commemorative sermon after the death of George Whitefield that recognized but downplayed the doctrinal differences between the two men: “To your face, I suggested that we simply agree to disagree. Inside, I made fun of you all the way to my hotel. But I have to admit that I was fascinated by what you said – not by the religious part, mind you.
What fascinated me was the idea of a buried treasure – billions of dollars in buried treasures – scattered throughout the West Bank. The phrase “agree, disagree” is self-explanatory, and the meaning lies in the expression. However, they are very delicate. A person must listen carefully and understand the conversation and understand a person`s dialogue or a debate between two people. Most people have different views when debating a point. They might agree that they don`t have an agreement and that they can`t find common ground. Therefore, they leave it by mutual agreement with the promise that they will discuss it in the future. The expression also means that the opposing team or person does not agree with the point of view of others.
The poet wonderfully used the phrase “accept to disagree” in the very first lines to explain its meaning in everyday life. She says it`s a different idea and point of view that we usually don`t understand. Therefore, everyone should accept things that he or she cannot understand or see. The use of this expression in the penultimate line further clarifies its meanings. It is also said that the expression could have originated much later in the United States when Josiah Wedgewood wrote it in his letters in 1785. It appeared in printed form in his Selected Letters: “The main difficulty is to agree, to be different, to agree in an impartial investigation and open reasoning.” Although the use of the term seems different, the meanings are almost the same. However, the phrase emerged after five decades of John Wesley`s. Therefore, it is confirmed that Wesley and not Wedgwood created the sentence in the first place. Let`s go, Carlos! We are so glad you told us how you and your brother disagree from time to time, but at the end of the day you trigger your disagreements! This is the most important thing! The siblings are WONDERFUL and we are glad you both get along together! Thank you for sharing your GREAT connection to our miracle, Carlos! 🙂 What made you seem to disagree? Please let us know where you read or heard it (including the quote if possible)….