accord

[ uh-kawrd ]
/ əˈkɔrd /

verb (used without object)

to be in agreement or harmony; agree.

verb (used with object)

noun

Idioms

    of one's own accord, without being asked or told; voluntarily: We did the extra work of our own accord.

Origin of accord

1100–50; Middle English ac(c)corden, late Old English acordan < Old French acorder < Vulgar Latin *accordāre, equivalent to Latin ac- ac- + cord- heart, mind; see cordial, heart

Related forms

Can be confused

accord afford

Synonym study

1. See correspond.
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British Dictionary definitions for of one's own accord

accord

/ (əˈkɔːd) /

noun


verb

to be or cause to be in harmony or agreement
(tr) to grant; bestow

Derived Forms

accordable, adjectiveaccorder, noun

Word Origin for accord

C12: via Old French from Latin ad- to + cord-, stem of cor heart
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Idioms and Phrases with of one's own accord (1 of 2)

of one's own accord

Also, of one's own free will. Voluntarily, without prompting or coercion, as in The entire audience rose of their own accord, or No, I'm climbing this mountain of my own free will. The first term dates from about 1450, the variant from about 1600.


Idioms and Phrases with of one's own accord (2 of 2)

accord

see of one's own accord.


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