[ uh-kawrd ]
/ əˈkɔrd /

verb (used without object)

to be in agreement or harmony; agree.

verb (used with object)


Nearby words

  1. accompanyist,
  2. accomplice,
  3. accomplish,
  4. accomplished,
  5. accomplishment,
  6. accordance,
  7. accordant,
  8. accordantly,
  9. accordatura,
  10. according


    of one's own accord, without being asked or told; voluntarily: We did the extra work of our own accord.

Origin of accord

1100–50; Middle English ac(c)corden, late Old English acordan < Old French acorder < Vulgar Latin *accordāre, equivalent to Latin ac- ac- + cord- heart, mind; see cordial, heart

Related forms
Can be confusedaccord afford

Synonym study

1. See correspond. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for accord


/ (əˈkɔːd) /



to be or cause to be in harmony or agreement
(tr) to grant; bestow
Derived Formsaccordable, adjectiveaccorder, noun

Word Origin for accord

C12: via Old French from Latin ad- to + cord-, stem of cor heart

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Word Origin and History for accord
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Idioms and Phrases with accord


see of one's own accord.

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