in agreement or accord with: according to his judgment.
consistent with; in conformity with: to be paid according to one's experience.
on the authority of; as stated or reported by: According to her, they have gone.
in proportion to: He'll be charged according to his ability to pay.
contingent on: According to the number of winners, the judges will award duplicate prizes.
When To Capitalize “Earth”When it comes to writing, this common English word confuses many native speakers who aren’t sure whether to use Earth or earth. Why is this an issue? Earth can be either a proper noun or a common noun. In English, proper nouns (nouns which signify a particular person, place, or thing) are capitalized. Following this rule, when Earth is discussed as a specific planet or …
Ode To The SchwaHow do I love thee? Let me count the schwas. Not exactly what Elizabeth Barrett Browning wrote in Sonnet 43 . . . but we like it all the same. Why? Because it finally pays tribute to the most frequent vowel sound in English: the schwa. What is the schwa and how does it sound? Simply put, the schwa is a reduced vowel sound written as …
- according as,
- according to all accounts,
- according to hoyle,
- accordion graft
Origin of according to
Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400
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