Is there a verb for "agreeing to meet" or "deciding to meet"? As in

A: Would you like to get together on Friday?

B: I can't, Dan and I agreed to meet (that day).

or as in

Q: Did we agree to meet on Tuesday or Wednesday?

only less cumbersome? It doesn't really have to be a single word, but if it's not then it should be something that flows (unlike "deciding/agreeing to meet").

One possible answer is to just use the verb meet (or see or get together etc.), as in "I can't, I'm meeting Dan" or "Are we meeting on Tusday?". But it doesn't really mean the exact same thing; for instance, you can say "I agreed to meet him on Sunday but I plan to blow him off", where obviously "I'm meeting him on Sunday but I plan to blow him off" is somewhat nonsensical.

I hope this is an appropriate place to ask this; I've seen similar questions around here, so I thought it'd be okay.


I tried to look for it in Thesauruses and dictionaries, but unsurprisingly "agree to meet" was not in entry in any of them. I googled it as well but couldn't find similar questions (at best I found definitions and synonyms of the verb "meet", at worst articles on Putin). I asked quite a few people but no one could come up with anything.

I hope this is enough... If not, I apologise.

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  • Wow, this is surprising. I've seen many similar questions with nothing of the sort. I will edit the post.
    – Laura
    Aug 25, 2016 at 22:52
  • Hello and welcome to EL&U. Which construction are you looking for: we (agreed to meet), per your quotes, or I (agreed to meet) him as you have it later? Some words that fit one might not fit the other.
    – Lawrence
    Aug 27, 2016 at 11:18

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am/are to (meet)

Your examples would then be:

A: Would you like to get together on Friday?

B: I can't, I am to meet Dan (that day).


Q: Are we to meet on Tuesday or Wednesday?

Your additional example would be:

I am to meet him on Sunday but I plan to blow him off

See the following (relevant extracts) from M-W:


present 1st singular am; 2nd singular are; 3rd singular is ; plural are

verbal auxiliary:

4used with the infinitive with to to express futurity, arrangement in advance , or obligation

Example: I am to interview him today

  • Less cumbersome? Perhaps. Far more clunky in conversation (which OP's examples address). Aug 27, 2016 at 9:26
  • Hmm... Yes, that's a possibility. A bit too formal for a casual conversation, though. And it also sounds like you need to meet Dan, and no the other way around
    – Laura
    Aug 27, 2016 at 12:30

You could use 'make plans'. As in

A: Would you like to get together on Friday?

B: I can't, Dan and I made plans (for that day).


Q: Did we make plans for Tuesday or Wednesday?

which would make

He and I made plans for Sunday but I plan to blow him off.

  • Hmm... That's nice, but doesn't really have the tone I was going for. Thanks for your answer, though:]
    – Laura
    Aug 25, 2016 at 20:48
  • I'll be more specific as to why this isn't what I was looking for: if you really just agreed to meet someone, and you didn't decide on what to do, it sounds a bit weird to say you "made plans" with them. Even if you did decide to just have a cup of coffee it sounds a bit odd.
    – Laura
    Aug 26, 2016 at 11:34

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