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accord
used in Things Fall Apart

3 meanings, 6 uses
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1  —4 uses 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
  • Fortunately, among these people a man was judged according to his worth and not according to the worth of his father.
    p. 8.3
according to = based upon
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Fortunately, among these people a man was judged according to his worth and not according to the worth of his father.
    p. 8.3
  • according to = based upon
  • And when a man is at peace with his gods and his ancestors, his harvest will be good or bad according to the strength of his arm.
    p. 17.8
  • according to = in keeping with
  • There were seven drums and they were arranged according to their sizes in a long wooden basket.
    p. 46.8
according to = based upon
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2  —1 use as in:
done of her own accord
Definition
mind
  • How dare you, woman, to go before the mighty Agbala of your own accord?
    p. 101.8
own accord = own mind (without anyone saying to)
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3  —1 use as in:
accord her the respect deserved
Definition
to give someone special treatment — especially respect
  • He had been a great and fearless warrior in his time, and was now accorded great respect in all the clan.
    p. 57.1
accorded = given (special treatment)
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