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accord
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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
  • Addicts can articulate very well the consequences of their behavior. But they fail to act accordingly.
    Two — The Locked Door (50% in)
accordingly = in keeping with or in agreement with what was just stated (In this case, they fail to act in keeping with their understanding of the consequences.)
  • Each couple has been videotaped, and the results have been analyzed according to something Gottman dubbed SPAFF (for specific affect), a coding system that has twenty separate categories corresponding to every conceivable emotion that a married couple might express during a conversation.
    One — The Theory of Thin Slices (8% in)
  • Your unconscious was simply telling your body: I've picked up some clues that we're in an environment that is really concerned about old age—and let's behave accordingly.
    Two — The Locked Door (43% in)
  • Harding, according to Russell, could have put on a toga and stepped onstage in a production of Julius Caesar.
    Three — The Warren Harding Error (9% in)
  • A salesman, if he or she is to be successful, has to gather all of that information—figuring out, say, the dynamic that exists between a husband and a wife, or a father and a daughter—process it, and adjust his or her own behavior accordingly, and do all of that within the first few moments of the encounter.
    Three — The Warren Harding Error (62% in)
  • According to the Millennium Challenge scenario, a rogue military commander had broken away from his government somewhere in the Persian Gulf and was threatening to engulf the entire region in war.
    Four — Paul Van Riper's Big Victory (7% in)
  • In the 1980s, Van Riper would often take part in training exercises, and, according to military doctrine, he would be required to perform versions of the kind of analytical, systematic decision making that JFCOM was testing in Millennium Challenge.
    Four — Paul Van Riper's Big Victory (17% in)
  • Consumer Reports put together a panel of food experts and had them rank forty-four different brands of strawberry jam from top to bottom according to very specific measures of texture and taste.
    Five — Kenna's Dilemma (80% in)
  • Wilson and Schooler had another group of students provide a written explanation for their rankings, and they put Knott's Berry Farm—the best jam of all, according to the experts— second to last, and Sorrell Ridge, the experts' worst jam, third.
    Five — Kenna's Dilemma (82% in)
  • But suddenly we're asked to stipulate, according to a list of terms, why we think that, and the terms are meaningless to us.
    Five — Kenna's Dilemma (83% in)
  • The conventional wisdom at the time held that expressions were culturally determined—that is, we simply used our faces according to a set of learned social conventions.
    6 — Seven Seconds in the Bronx (18% in)

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