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according    : [ək'ɔrdɪŋ]
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.]
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Her hands accorded the lute's music to the voice.
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2. To bring to an agreement, as persons; to reconcile; to
settle, adjust, harmonize, or compose, as things; as, to
accord suits or controversies.
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When they were accorded from the fray. --Spenser.
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All which particulars, being confessedly knotty and
difficult can never be accorded but by a competent
stock of critical learning. --South.
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3. To grant as suitable or proper; to concede; to award; as,
to accord to one due praise. "According his desire."
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According \Ac*cord"ing\, adv.
Accordingly; correspondingly. [Obs.] --Shak.
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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.
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According to him, every person was to be bought.
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Our zeal should be according to knowledge. --Sprat.
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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
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{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.
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Is all things well,
According as I gave directions? --Shak.
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The land which the Lord will give you according as
he hath promised. --Ex. xii. 25.
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