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What does accord mean?
To accord is to agree or be in harmony with someone or something.
Accord is usually used formally to mean to work together. It is often used in official decrees, analysis of public figures, and governmental affairs.
Related to this, an accord is an agreement. In particular when nations agree to something, we often say they have reached an accord, as with the Paris Climate Accords.
To accord can also mean to grant or bestow. Oftentimes an item that is accorded is something that will strengthen a relationship or agreement, as with according someone praise or forgiveness.
Example: Failure to reach an accord will mean the battle will continue for years to come.
Where does accord come from?
The first records of the term accord come from the 1100s. It comes from the Latin accordāre. In Latin, the term cord means “heart” or “mind.” In the same way, accord means “to add heart” or “lend mind,” as one does when they accord.
One of the most common uses of accord is in the phrase of one’s own accord, meaning “voluntarily” or “done without being asked to.” If you do something of your own will, you are showing a desire to accord with those who benefit from your action. If you empty the dishwasher of your own accord, you’re showing the people you live with a desire to help take care of your home, which can create accord among everyone you live with.
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What are some other forms related to accord?
- accordable (adjective)
- accorder (noun)
- according (adjective)
- accordant (adjective)
- well-accorded (adjective)
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How is accord used in real life?
Accord is usually used in academic or professional settings, although it is sometimes used casually as well.
BREAKING: France, Germany, Italy issue joint statement saying Paris climate accord can't be renegotiated.
— The Associated Press (@AP) June 1, 2017
BREAKING: After years of talks, Colombia and FARC rebels announce accord for ending half-century of war.
— The Associated Press (@AP) August 24, 2016
Even if you want to stick to an idea, if it doesn't work for you, it will change on its own accord. Be patient.
— Yoko Ono ☮️🏳️ (@yokoono) August 31, 2017
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How to use accord in a sentence
They signed an accord in November, but continue to accuse each other of violating the agreement.
The accord also outlines the safety protocols and protective items that should be in each school building before students and teachers enter.
They agreed to authorize subpoenas in early October that lawmakers never had to send after the three tech executives agreed to appear on their own accord.Facebook, Google, Twitter CEOs clash with Congress in pre-election showdown|Tony Romm, Rachel Lerman, Cat Zakrzewski, Heather Kelly, Elizabeth Dwoskin|October 28, 2020|Washington Post
The so-called deadline for a stimulus accord came and went yesterday with no deal, and yet Nancy Pelosi remains “optimistic.”Here’s what could happen to your portfolio in the case of a ‘no deal’ on fiscal stimulus|Bernhard Warner|October 21, 2020|Fortune
He noted that singling out patterns of misconduct among officers could potentially lend itself to the “rotten apple” theory — the idea that there are a few bad cops who misbehave of their own accord.Officers Who Wrote Multiple Seditious Language Tickets Have Been Accused of Other Violations|Kara Grant|October 14, 2020|Voice of San Diego
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
The administration has not explained how the strikes accord with international law.
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.
Then, with one accord, they all rose and began to steer their way around the furniture toward the hall, Goliath following.The Boarded-Up House|Augusta Huiell Seaman
I always try to do the right thing, but, anyway, these arms and hands would do good of their own accord.Uncanny Tales|Various
I watched over you till you recovered consciousness of your own accord, and now—now I am here to guide you safely back to the inn.Three More John Silence Stories|Algernon Blackwood
About a week later, Edward had a communication from Bruce expressing a strong desire for accord and amity.King Robert the Bruce|A. F. Murison
A few days ago I was lunching with Ostrovsky, and he proposed, entirely of his own accord, to write a libretto for me.The Life & Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky|Modeste Tchaikovsky
British Dictionary definitions for accord
Derived forms of accordaccordable, adjectiveaccorder, noun
Word Origin for accord
Other Idioms and Phrases with accord
see of one's own accord.