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as in: according to, or in accord with Define
in keeping with; or in agreement/harmony/unity with
  • But everyone worked according to his capacity.
  • Its owner, Mr. Pilkington, was an easy-going gentleman farmer who spent most of his time in fishing or hunting according to the season.

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  • According to Napoleon, what the animals must do was to procure firearms and train themselves in the use of them.
  • According to Snowball, they must send out more and more pigeons and stir up rebellion among the animals on the other farms.
  • If she herself had had any picture of the future, it had been of a society of animals set free from hunger and the whip, all equal, each working according to his capacity, the strong protecting the weak, as she had protected the lost brood of ducklings with her foreleg on the night of Major’s speech.

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  • She will get a fair trial in accordance with the law.
  • She dresses in accordance with the latest fashions.

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as in: done of her own accord Define
mind -- voluntarily (without anyone asking)
  • With one accord, though nothing of the kind had been planned beforehand, they flung themselves upon their tormentors.
  • With one accord they dashed down to the spot.

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  • With one accord they began to creep as quietly as possible into the farmhouse garden.
  • They had made their way on to the little knoll where the half-finished windmill stood, and with one accord they all lay down as though huddling together for warmth — Clover, Muriel, Benjamin, the cows, the sheep, and a whole flock of geese and hens — everyone, indeed, except the cat, who had suddenly disappeared just before Napoleon ordered the animals to assemble.

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  • She was not forced. She did it of her own accord.
  • After the fight, he turned himself in of his own accord.

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as in: according to, or in accord with Define
in keeping with; or in agreement/harmony/unity with
as in: reached an accord Define
an agreement
as in: done of her own accord Define
mind -- voluntarily (without anyone asking)
as in: accord her the respect deserved Define
to give someone special treatment -- especially respect
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