agree on

Agree on something: to accept a proposal or idea in accord with others; to reach a consensus.

The union and the company have finally agreed on the terms of the new contract.


Concur on someone or something: to agree on a particular person or idea.
Have you two concurred on a recipient for the scholarship?

We definitely concur on the fact that this town is the ideal place to raise our family.

mention in

Confide in someone: to share one's secrets with someone, usually a trusted person unlikely to divulge them.

Of course you can confide in me. I'm your best friend

This issue is just so embarrassing that I can't possibly confide in anyone about it.


Mention someone or something in something: to name someone or something in a particular context; to name someone or something in a will, lecture, story, article, etc.

We mentioned you in regard to nomination for the congress.

Everyone mentioned your book in the discussions.

They mentioned your name in the discussion.


yield to

Surrender to someone or something: to submit or yield to the power, influence, or authority of someone or something.

The manhunt ended when the escaped convict surrendered to authorities in a nearby motel.


Yield to someone or something: to allow someone or something to move in front of or before oneself; to give someone or something the right of way; to submit or give in to someone or something; to relinquish victory to someone or something; to allow oneself to convinced, persuaded, overcome, etc., by some person or force; to allow someone or something to have or take somethig; to sacrifice, concede, or relinquish something to someone or something.

This sign means you have to yield to oncoming traffic.

He yielded to his opponent after being put in a chokehold.

I managed to stay off cigarettes for about a week before finally yielding to temptation.

Remember to yield right-of-way to the other driver if you're stopped at a stop sign.



alternate with

Alternate with someone or something: to share a role or task with another person; to appear repetitively with something else.

Because we're co-hosting the talent show together, we're planning to alternate with jokes and introductions.

I alternated with him as the lead in the school play.

That pattern is visually overwhelming; it's just a constant line of circles alternating with squares.


Exchange something with someone: to trade or swap something with someone else.

Don't tell mom that I exchanged half of my sandwich with oen of the others kids for a bag of chips.

collaborate with

Collaborate with someone or something: to work on a task with another person or group.

Which department are we collaborating with on this campaign?

Help someone or something with someone or something: to give aid to someone or something in dealing with someone or something.

Please help your father with your little sister.

I helped the committee with the problem.

I can help them wirh their home work.

Start (off) with someone or something: to begin a task or a process with someone or something.

I will start off with one volunteer and then add others as we go along.

I will start off with one hot dog and get another later if I want it.


Work with someone or something: to manipulate or work on someone or something.

Let me work with him for a while. I'll convince him.

I want to work with this engine and see if I can get it started.


arbitrate between

Arbitrate between: to mediate between two (or more) parties in conflict.

We need someone to arbitrate between these two departments before their in-fighting affects the whole company.


Mediate between: to act as an intermediary negotiator between two or more people, groups, companies, countries, etc.

The neutral country volunteered to mediate between the two warring nations to broker a peace treaty that would benefit both sides.

differentiate between

Differentiate between someone or something: to distinguish between multiple people or things.

I have a very hard time differentiating between the Westie and the Cairn Terrier. 


Discriminate between someone or something: to recognize the difference between people or things.

I have a hard time discriminating between Jim and Greg, but they are identical twins after all. 

You can discriminate between hydrangea and phlox by looking at their leaves.