verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of accord
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.
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|DAILY BEAST
When he felt anxious or needed to think, his feet carried him, once again of their own accord, to a station.
Failure to reach an accord will add yet more potentially apocalyptic uncertainties to the Middle Eastern scene.
Diplomats drawn from Russia, Ukraine, the United States and the European Union hammered out the accord on April 17.
You went to telling stories, too, each one of his own accord, without succeeding in making any body listen to him.Cyrus the Great|Jacob Abbott
“I cannot understand how he could become that of his own accord,” said Bell.The History of Little Peter, the Ship Boy|W.H.G. Kingston
I always forgive every one the moment they tell me the truth of their own accord.The Water-Babies|Charles Kingsley
We should be immediately decided on the paralysis, and we should see what credit we could accord this woman's words.Conscience, Complete|Hector Malot
To the Iliad, subsequent ages have turned with one accord for images of heroism, traits of nature, grandeur of character.
Word Origin for accord
early 12c., from Old French acorder (12c.) "reconcile, agree, be in harmony," from Vulgar Latin *accordare "make agree," literally "be of one heart, bring heart to heart," from Latin ad- "to" + cor (genitive cordis) "heart" (see heart). Related: Accorded; according.
late 13c., accourd, from Old French acord "agreement," a back-formation from acorder (see accord (v.)).
see of one's own accord.