- agreeing: according voices raised in censure.
Origin of according
- 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 according
According to Pew, 14 of the 20 countries in the Middle East and North Africa have blasphemy laws.In Defense of Blasphemy
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According to a Yemeni intelligence source, Saïd met with the notorious U.S. preacher Anwar al Awlaki.France Kills Charlie Hebdo Murderers
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In fact, according to F-35 program sources, the next software upgrades are not yet fully defined nor are they fully funded.Pentagon Misfires in Stealth Jet Scandal
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The St. Thomas gathering happened around 2005, according to Krauss.Sleazy Billionaire’s Double Life Featured Beach Parties With Stephen Hawking
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According to the USDA, student participation began to fall, with 1.4 million students opting out of the lunch program entirely.The Republican War on Kale
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You will keep this money, investing it according to your best judgment.Brave and Bold
According to my promise, I saw the minister on the following day.
Shee was according to the Law both of God and man, put to death.Sunday under Three Heads
But here's what puzzles me: according to the way I figure it, you must have seen the girl first.Way of the Lawless
But we had not reached the latitude of Congo according to his map.
- (foll by to) in proportion; in relationsalary will be according to age and experience
- (foll by to) on the report (of); as stated (by)
- (foll by to) in conformity (with); in accordance (with)everything went according to plan
- (foll by as) depending (on whether)
- not standard dependent onit's all according where you want to go
- 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 according
c.1300, "matching, similar, correponding," present participle adjective and adverb from accord (v.). Meanings "conforming (to), compliant, in agreement; consistent, harmonious; suitable, appropriate" are from late 14c. According to "referring to," literally "in a manner agreeing with" is attested from mid-15c.
late 13c., accourd, from Old French acord "agreement," a back-formation from acorder (see accord (v.)).
Idioms and Phrases with according
see of one's own accord.