in keeping with; or in agreement/harmony/unity with
McGonagall says the champions get awarded points according to how well they’ve done the tasks.
"Indeed, yes," said the voice, "According to Nagini, there is an old Muggle standing right outside this room, listening to every word we say."
According to An Appraisal ofMagical Education in Europe, it puts a lot of emphasis on the Dark Arts.
According to Mr. Crouch … as I was saying to Mr. Crouch … Mr. Crouch is of the opinion … Mr. Crouch was telling me … They’ll be announcing their engagement any day now.
Now, according to the Ministry of Magic, I’m supposed to teach you countercurses and leave it at that.
"Looking for Crouch, according to Bagman," said Harry.
Yes, everything did seem to happen to him…. that was more or less what Hermione had said as they had walked around the lake, and that was the reason, according to her, that Ron was no longer talking to him.
Time was getting short, and according to the song, the hostages would be lost after an hour…… The merpeople started screeching animatedly.
There are no more uses of "accord" identified with this meaning in the book.
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She will get a fair trial in accordance with the law.
She dresses in accordance with the latest fashions.