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  1. therefore; so; in due course.
  2. in accordance; correspondingly.
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Origin of accordingly

Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at according, -ly

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1, 2. See therefore.
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Related Words for accordingly

appropriately, thus, properly, therefore, subsequently, proportionately, respectively, correspondingly, consequently, duly, equally, ergo, hence, so, suitably, then, fitly, resultantly

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Contemporary Examples of accordingly

Historical Examples of accordingly

  • Accordingly he walked up boldly to the door, and rang the bell.

    Brave and Bold

    Horatio Alger

  • Halbert thought it was time to be going, and accordingly got up and took his leave.

    Brave and Bold

    Horatio Alger

  • He accordingly approached our hero, and tapped him on the shoulder.

    Brave and Bold

    Horatio Alger

  • And accordingly, when he wakened in the middle of the night, he was alert on the instant.

  • Zegarra accordingly gives a very free translation in French.

    Apu Ollantay


British Dictionary definitions for accordingly


  1. in an appropriate manner; suitably
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  1. consequently
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Word Origin and History for accordingly


mid-14c., "in agreement with," from according + -ly (2). From mid-15c. as "properly; adequately;" meaning "in agreement with logic or expectation" is recorded 1680s.

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