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accord
as in:  reached an accord


They’re hoping to have a stronger climate-change accord by the end of the year.
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Notes:
In this sense, accord can refer to a formal agreement (such as one written between two countries) or an informal agreement (such as an unvoiced consensus about what should be done).

Accord has many reasonably common, but highly diverse senses. Accordingly, it is generally recommended that you just learn the sense (or senses) that currently interest you.
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  • They’re hoping to have a stronger climate-change accord by the end of the year.
  • We support the Geneva Accord.
  • It is easier to agree on problems with the existing order than to reach an accord on what should replace it.
  • He was determined to destroy the Sino-British Hong Kong Accords, shutting down the colony, leaving the whole territory in chaos.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum

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  • What about the Geneva Accords? ... America was divided on these and a thousand other issues...
    Tim O’Brien  --  The Things They Carried
  • I’m pretty sure that violates at least one of the Accords.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Glass
  • That cheerful eye, under the influence of slavery, soon became red with rage; that voice, made all of sweet accord, changed to one of harsh and horrid discord; and that angelic face gave place to that of a demon.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • On that point they were in accord, for Dick had said, "If we get caught, let’s get caught together."
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • If you could for a moment rise up out of your own beloved skin and appraise ant, human, and virus as equally resourceful beings, you might admire the accord they have all struck in Africa.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • "You and I are in accord there," he said.
    Ernest J. Gaines  --  A Lesson Before Dying

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  • I am in accord.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • Being all in perfect accord with their own wives?
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • Not banned by international accord?
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • And it’s a week after the Accords, Luke.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Ashes
  • Valentine never killed a creature who had not broken the Accords, but he did other things.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • Some level of accord is reached, and soon enough she and Madame Manec are back in the kitchen at Number 4 rue Vauborel.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • All around the Opel, the flowers creak on their stems and nod their heliotropic faces as if in some sad accord.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
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