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