- 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.
Origin of according to
Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400
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