to give someone special treatment -- especially respect
They expect to be accorded the same respect as any other nuclear armed nation.
His lawyers demand he be accorded the status of a captured soldier rather than a spy.
They should accord her the same respect they expect for their own judicial nominees.
We should accord them the dignity that every human deserves.
Bill Bradley (US Senator, NBA player)
It is hard to understand how he could have been blind to the fact that the great death-happening wrought upon the European Jews by the Nazis would descend like a smothering fog around his compatriots—a people loathed with such ferocity that only the precedence of an even more urgent loathing accorded the Jews was a rampart against their own eventual obliteration.
William Styron -- Sophie’s Choice
He had been a great and fearless warrior in his time, and was now accorded great respect in all the clan.
Chinua Achebe -- Things Fall Apart
But now that he was married, he thought it only right that he and Lib have a room to themselves and the privacy accorded a married couple.
Pat Frank -- Alas, Babylon
The locket was accorded this place of honor not because it was valuable - in all usual senses it was worthless - but because of what it had cost to attain it.
J.K. Rowling -- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
...she was listened to with more consideration than was usually accorded to young women applicants, owing to her neat and attractive appearance.
Theodore Dreiser -- Sister Carrie
He further gave me leave to accompany the prisoner to London; but declined to accord that grace to my two friends.
Charles Dickens -- Great Expectations
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But let us come to Alexander, who was a man of such great goodness, that among the other praises which are accorded him is this, that in the fourteen years he held the empire no one was ever put to death by him unjudged;
Nicolo Machiavelli -- The Prince
Thanks be to heaven for the favour it accords me,
Miguel de Cervantes -- Don Quixote
Miss Kenton, I believe you are according this matter an urgency it hardly merits.
Kazuo Ishiguro -- The Remains of the Day
The Took family was still, indeed, accorded a special respect, for it remained both numerous and exceedingly wealthy, and was liable to produce in every generation strong characters of peculiar habits and even adventurous temperament.
J.R.R. Tolkien -- The Fellowship of the Ring
Those who refused to sign were described as uncooperative, and denied privileges accorded to those who did sign.
Joy Kogawa -- Obasan
...every privilege, every attention shall be yours that I would accord a peer’s daughter, if about to marry her.
Charlotte Bronte -- Jane Eyre
...the first two names on the list were accorded status, while the rest were not,
Michael Crichton -- The Andromeda Strain
Even such scant civilities as Lily accorded to Mr. Rosedale would have made Miss Stepney her friend for life;
Edith Wharton -- The House of Mirth
I accorded Elizabeth Barrister and Richard DeBlass respect and dignity.
J.D. Robb -- Naked in Death
This man wishes to be accorded the same privilege as a sponge!
Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee -- Inherit the Wind
Her true role is less that of a queen than mother of the hive, a title often accorded to her.
Sue Monk Kidd -- The Secret Life of Bees
He accorded him a little lofty pity.
Victor Hugo -- Les Miserables
At the time, a player as good as Jim was accorded nearly the same celebrity status across Big Creek district as...
Homer Hickam -- October Sky
...he accorded him his pardon with a clemency which...
Voltaire -- Candide
This was accorded with more good-will than it was accepted:
Henry Fielding -- Tom Jones
...this same type of treatment was accorded him by Stuart,
Theodore Dreiser -- An American Tragedy
Estha and Rahel accorded the second third and the third third of the Meenachal the deference it deserved.
Arundhati Roy -- The God of Small Things
the man to whom importance is accorded is...
Charles Dickens -- Little Dorrit
...won him warmer affection than was accorded to any of his professional contemporaries.
Nathaniel Hawthorne -- The Scarlet Letter
You will remain a Mask, with all the respect and honor accorded to those of that title.