- agreeing: according voices raised in censure.
verb (used without object)
- to be in agreement or harmony; agree.
verb (used with object)
- to make agree or correspond; adapt.
- to grant; bestow: to accord due praise.
- Archaic. to settle; reconcile.
- proper relationship or proportion; harmony.
- a harmonious union of sounds, colors, etc.
- consent or concurrence of opinions or wills; agreement.
- an international agreement; settlement of questions outstanding among nations.
- of one’s own accord, without being asked or told; voluntarily: We did the extra work of our own accord.
- (foll by to) in proportion; in relationsalary will be according to age and experience
- (foll by to) on the report (of); as stated (by)
- (foll by to) in conformity (with); in accordance (with)everything went according to plan
- (foll by as) depending (on whether)
- not standard dependent onit’s all according where you want to go
- agreement; conformity; accordance (esp in the phrase in accord with)
- consent or concurrence of opinion
- with one accord unanimously
- pleasing relationship between sounds, colours, etc; harmony
- a settlement of differences, as between nations; compromise
- of one’s own accord voluntarily
- to be or cause to be in harmony or agreement
- (tr) to grant; bestow
c.1300, “matching, similar, correponding,” present participle adjective and adverb from accord (v.). Meanings “conforming (to), compliant, in agreement; consistent, harmonious; suitable, appropriate” are from late 14c. According to “referring to,” literally “in a manner agreeing with” is attested from mid-15c.
early 12c., from Old French acorder (12c.) “reconcile, agree, be in harmony,” from Vulgar Latin *accordare “make agree,” literally “be of one heart, bring heart to heart,” from Latin ad- “to” + cor (genitive cordis) “heart” (see heart). Related: Accorded; according.
late 13c., accourd, from Old French acord “agreement,” a back-formation from acorder (see accord (v.)).
see of one’s own accord.