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according to

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preposition
  1. in agreement or accord with: according to his judgment.
  2. consistent with; in conformity with: to be paid according to one's experience.
  3. on the authority of; as stated or reported by: According to her, they have gone.
  4. in proportion to: He'll be charged according to his ability to pay.
  5. 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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