- to be in agreement or harmony; agree.
- to make agree or correspond; adapt.
- to grant; bestow: to accord due praise.
- Archaic. to settle; reconcile.
- proper relationship or proportion; harmony.
- a harmonious union of sounds, colors, etc.
- consent or concurrence of opinions or wills; agreement.
- an international agreement; settlement of questions outstanding among nations.
- of one's own accord, without being asked or told; voluntarily: We did the extra work of our own accord.
Origin of accord
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Examples from the Web for accord
You can accord it a place, and then—hopefully—like Amelia and Sam find a way to get on with your life.Grief: The Real Monster in The Babadook
December 19, 2014
They simply would not leak this shocking story about big lineup changes on their own accord.Before Ditching His Top Aides, Obama Should Look in the Mirror
Leslie H. Gelb
November 2, 2014
When he felt anxious or needed to think, his feet carried him, once again of their own accord, to a station.Haruki Murakami's Weird, Wonderful World
August 15, 2014
Failure to reach an accord will add yet more potentially apocalyptic uncertainties to the Middle Eastern scene.Iran Supreme Leader Spills the Nuke Talk Secrets
July 12, 2014
Diplomats drawn from Russia, Ukraine, the United States and the European Union hammered out the accord on April 17.Reality Check in Ukraine
April 27, 2014
It would not be in accord with creative energy that I should go backward.The Conquest of Fear
Here she is, coming of her own accord; she must have guessed your thoughts.The Imaginary Invalid
Before Proserpina knew what she was about, her teeth had actually bitten it, of their own accord.
The earth did not produce it by any help of mine, nor of its own accord.
He was speaking for others that with which his soul did not accord.Tiverton Tales
- agreement; conformity; accordance (esp in the phrase in accord with)
- consent or concurrence of opinion
- with one accord unanimously
- pleasing relationship between sounds, colours, etc; harmony
- a settlement of differences, as between nations; compromise
- of one's own accord voluntarily
- to be or cause to be in harmony or agreement
- (tr) to grant; bestow
Word Origin and History for accord
late 13c., accourd, from Old French acord "agreement," a back-formation from acorder (see accord (v.)).
Idioms and Phrases with accord
see of one's own accord.