according to


preposition

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.

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Origin of according to

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400
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