- 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 accorded
A similar chair should be accorded al-Zawahiri if and when he is ever captured alive.9/11 Manhattan Murder Is No Mystery Thanks to Bin Laden Kin Trial
March 4, 2014
Actions by the state need to be evidence-based and due process needs to be accorded to all communities living in Ireland.Another Blonde Haired, Blue Eyed Child Is Found Living With Roma Gypsies In Ireland
October 22, 2013
The three were accorded the same rights as any defendant, including legal counsel.Brooklyn Is the New Guantánamo for Three Suspected Al-Shabab Members
September 26, 2013
Margaret Thatcher is to be accorded a send-off filled with pomp and ceremony in London on Wednesday.Full Details of Plans for Thatcher’s Funeral on Wednesday
April 16, 2013
As far as I am concerned, he should not be accorded any respect, deference, or attention by the school.Tip for Horace Mann: Rename School Field for Former Teacher Robert Moses
June 12, 2012
He could assure them they felt highly flattered at the reception which had been accorded them.Explorations in Australia
Not only did he shake hands with me, but he also accorded me the nose salutation.Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)
William Delisle Hay
And that is why you are accorded the three days you ask for.Captain Blood
Once that were accorded me, I did not doubt I should prevail.Bardelys the Magnificent
He might have been accorded a Roman triumph had there been time and paraphernalia.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete
Albert Bigelow Paine
- 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 accorded
late 13c., accourd, from Old French acord "agreement," a back-formation from acorder (see accord (v.)).
Idioms and Phrases with accorded
see of one's own accord.