grat-, gra-, grac-

(Latin: beloved, pleasing, dear, agreeable; grateful, thankful, pleased)

agree (verb), agrees; agreed; agreeing
1. To be suitable or satisfactory: Jim said, "White wine doesn't agree with me."
2. To show grammatical agreement: Subjects and verbs must always agree in number; that is, a singular subject must go with a singular verb and a plural subject must have a plural verb.

Elements in grammar should also agree in gender, number, case, and person.

3. To consent or assent to a condition, or agree to do something: The reporter asked the politician for an interview, and he agreed to meet at a certain time and place.
4. To be in accord; be in agreement; to have the same opinion: Reggie said that a change is needed, and his staff all agreed with him.
5. To achieve harmony of opinion, feeling, or purpose: The two families all agree to have a fair division of the profits from the sale of the house.
6. To be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics: The details of what really happened at the meeting don't agree with many details.
7. Etymology: "to be to one's liking"; also, "to give consent", from Old French agreer, "to receive with favor, to take pleasure in" (12th century); from the phrase, a gré, "favorably, of good will"; literally, "to (one's) liking"; from Latin ad, "to" + gratum, gratus, "pleasing".
agreeable (adjective), more agreeable, most agreeable
1. Pertaining to the affability of the mind or senses: Jim, Jill, Gertrude, and George all spent an agreeable evening together.
2. Conveying a willingness or a readiness to do or to allow something to happen: Guy's wife was agreeable to the idea of going on vacation for the next two weeks.
3. Descriptive of that which can be accepted: Mary asked Jack, "Is the schedule for our meal agreeable with you?"
agreeableness (s) (noun), agreeablenesses (pl)
1. The quality of being pleasing and a standard which gives satisfaction or moderate pleasure to the mind or senses: The agreeableness of the weather made it easier to start Lester's family trip.
2. An attribute of being suitable and acceptable: The agreeableness of the meeting with members of the project appeared to forecast successful results.
agreeably (adverb), more agreeably, most agreeably
Reflecting how a person acts with enjoyment and pleasure: Stacey's parents were agreeably pleased to see that she was feeling so good after her illness.
agreement (s) (nouns), agreements (pl)
1. A situation in which people share the same opinion: It was understood that any changes to the project plans required the agreement of the majority of those who were involved.
2. An arrangement, a contract, etc. by which all of those associated with something consent with what is to be done: The agreement expires in a month; so, Leon has to return the house under the terms of the deal he had with the original owner.
congratulate (verb), congratulates; congratulated; congratulating
1. To tell someone about being glad about their success, good luck, or happiness on a special occasion: The coach was seen congratulating his team members for winning the championship.
2. To say something to others that expresses praise for an achievement: The manager of the store congratulated his employees for their good work and successful sales.
congratulation (s) (noun), congratulations (pl)
congratulatory (adjective), more congratulatory, most congratulatory
disagree (verb), disagrees; disagreed; disagreeing
disagreeable (adjective), more disagreeable, most disagreeable
1. Prone to being ill-natured or difficult: The old man seemed very disagreeable, rude, and irritable when he was asked to stop smoking his pipe in the waiting room.
2. Disposed to being unpleasant to the senses or feelings: The disagreeable smell evidently came from his sweaty shirt after wearing it for a whole week!
disagreeably (adverb), more disagreeably, most disagreeably
1. Pertaining to how a person's mood is quarrelsome or bad-tempered: Mary replied disagreeably that she wasn't going to go on the trip at all and was going to stay home.
2. Characterizing how something is offensive or unpleasant: Robert thought the cheese had a disagreeably nasty and unpalatable odor.
disagreement (s) (noun), disagreements (pl)
disgrace (s) (noun), disgraces (pl)
The reputation of a person, or a group, when he or she does something bad or immoral: "The disgrace of the principal's drunken behavior resulted in shame and dishonor for the school board."
disgrace (verb), disgraces; disgraced; disgracing
disgraceful (adjective), more disgraceful, most disgraceful
A shame, dishonor, or ignominy: "The neighbor has turned his backyard into a disgraceful junkyard."