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Definition of ACCORDING

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Accord \Ac*cord"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Accorded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {According}.] [OE. acorden, accorden, OF. acorder, F. accorder, fr. LL. accordare; L. ad + cor, cordis, heart. Cf. {Concord}, {Discord}, and see {Heart}.]
     1. To make to agree or correspond; to suit one thing to another; to adjust; -- followed by to. [R.] [1913 Webster]

              Her hands accorded the lute's music to the voice.
                                                    --Sidney. [1913 Webster]

     2. To bring to an agreement, as persons; to reconcile; to settle, adjust, harmonize, or compose, as things; as, to accord suits or controversies. [1913 Webster]

              When they were accorded from the fray. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

              All which particulars, being confessedly knotty and difficult can never be accorded but by a competent stock of critical learning.           --South. [1913 Webster]

     3. To grant as suitable or proper; to concede; to award; as, to accord to one due praise. "According his desire."
        --Spenser.
        [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

According \Ac*cord"ing\, adv.
     Accordingly; correspondingly. [Obs.] --Shak.
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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

According \Ac*cord"ing\, p. a.
     Agreeing; in agreement or harmony; harmonious. "This according voice of national wisdom." --Burke. "Mind and soul according well." --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

           According to him, every person was to be bought.
                                                    --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

           Our zeal should be according to knowledge. --Sprat. [1913 Webster]

     Note: According to has been called a prepositional phrase, but strictly speaking, according is a participle in the sense of agreeing, acceding, and to alone is the preposition. [1913 Webster]

     {According as}, precisely as; the same as; corresponding to the way in which. According as is an adverbial phrase, of which the propriety has been doubted; but good usage sanctions it. See {According}, adv. [1913 Webster]

              Is all things well,
              According as I gave directions?       --Shak. [1913 Webster]

              The land which the Lord will give you according as he hath promised.                     --Ex. xii. 25. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]


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