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1  —as in:
according to, or in accord with
Definition in keeping with; or in agreement/harmony/unity with
This sense of accord is often seen in the form according to or accordingly where it can take on more specific meanings. For example:
  • "According to Kim, ..." — as stated by
  • "To each according to her ability." — based upon
  • "Points are scored according to how well they perform." — depending upon
  • "The dose is calculated according to body weight." — in proportion to
  • "We got a flat tire. Accordingly, I pulled to the side of the road." — because of what was just said; or as a result
  • She will get a fair trial in accordance with the law.
accordance = keeping
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • She dresses in accordance with the latest fashions.
  • accordance = keeping
  • We are in accord with your proposal.
  • accord = agreement
  • According to the salesperson, the package will arrive this week.
  • according to = as stated by (in keeping with)
  • We each chose according to our needs.
  • according to = based upon (in keeping with)
  • even with all his impatience, he wanted to live his life in accordance with Muslim law.
    Paulo Coelho  --  The Alchemist
  • accordance = keeping with
  • [the letter A] was so artistically done, and with so much fertility and gorgeous luxuriance of fancy, that it had all the effect of a last and fitting decoration to the apparel which she wore, and which was of a splendour in accordance with the taste of the age, but greatly beyond what was allowed by the sumptuary regulations of the colony.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • accordance = keeping
  • to defend one's life, which is in accordance with natural and divine law;
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • accordance = in keeping (or in agreement)
  • Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.
    Thomas Jefferson et al.  --  The Declaration of Independence
  • accordingly = in keeping with or in agreement with what was just stated
  • From the time the cholera proclamation was issued, the local garrison shot a cannon from the fortress every quarter hour, day and night, in accordance with the local superstition that gunpowder purified the atmosphere.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
accordance = keeping with

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2  —as in:
reached an accord
Definition an agreement
  • They're hoping to have a stronger climate-change accord by the end of the year.
accord = agreement
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • We support the Geneva Accord.
  • accord = agreement
  • 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
  • accords = agreements
  • What about the Geneva Accords? ... America was divided on these and a thousand other issues...
    Tim O'Brien  --  The Things They Carried
  • accords = agreements
  • I'm pretty sure that violates at least one of the Accords.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Glass
  • accords = agreements
  • As one of the fathers of the Unwind Accord, I was expected to set an example.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • accord = agreement
  • Not banned by international accord?
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • accord = agreement
  • 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
  • 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
accord = agreement

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3  —as in:
done of her own accord
Definition mind
  • She was not forced. She did it of her own accord.
own accord = own mind — voluntarily (without anyone asking)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • They hoped we would fight amongst ourselves, but we are of one accord on the matter.
  • one accord = one mind (in agreement)
  • After the fight, he turned himself in of his own accord.
  • own accord = own mind — voluntarily (without anyone asking)
  • So we'll leave of our own accord and not wait to be hauled away.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • own accord = own mind (on her own)
  • He was probably glad to see that I had come back of my own accord, as I had promised.
    Elie Wiesel  --  Night
  • own accord = own mind (voluntarily)
  • the gate seemed to open of its own accord
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • own accord = own mind — voluntarily (without anyone asking)
  • My wand acted of its own accord.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • own accord = own mind — voluntarily (without anyone asking)
  • How dare you, woman, to go before the mighty Agbala of your own accord?
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • own accord = own mind (without anyone saying to)
  • They decided with one accord, without even a whisper, to...
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • one accord = one mind
  • The lady said, of her own accord and not of his seeking, that her name was an assumed one.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
own accord = own mind (voluntarily without anyone asking)

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4  —as in:
accord her the respect deserved
Definition to give someone special treatment — especially respect
  • They expect to be accorded the same respect as any other nuclear armed nation.
accorded = given special treatment
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • His lawyers demand he be accorded the status of a captured soldier rather than a spy.
  • accorded = given special treatment
  • They should accord her the same respect they expect for their own judicial nominees.
  • accord = give special treatment
  • 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
  • accorded = given (special treatment)
  • 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
  • accorded = given (special treatment)
  • 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
  • accorded = giving special treatment
  • ...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
  • accorded = given (special treatment)
  • 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
  • accord = give special treatment
  • 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
  • accorded = given (special treatment)
  • Miss Kenton, I believe you are according this matter an urgency it hardly merits.
    Kazuo Ishiguro  --  The Remains of the Day
according = giving special treatment to

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