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ac·cord

 (ə-kôrd′)
v. ac·cord·ed, ac·cord·ing, ac·cords
v.tr.
1. To give or grant, especially as being due or appropriate: accorded the president the proper deference.
2. Archaic To cause to conform or agree; bring into harmony.
v.intr.
To be in agreement, unity, or harmony. See Synonyms at correspond.
n.
1. Agreement; harmony: act in accord with university policies.
2. A settlement or compromise between conflicting parties: The strikers and the owners reached an accord.
3. Spontaneous or voluntary desire to take a certain action: The children returned on their own accord. He confessed of his own accord.

[Middle English accorden, from Old French acorder, from Medieval Latin accordāre, to bring into agreement : Latin ad-, ad- + Latin cor, cord-, heart; see kerd- in Indo-European roots.]

ac·cord′er n.

accord

(əˈkɔːd)
n
1. agreement; conformity; accordance (esp in the phrase in accord with)
2. consent or concurrence of opinion
3. with one accord unanimously
4. pleasing relationship between sounds, colours, etc; harmony
5. a settlement of differences, as between nations; compromise
6. of one's own accord voluntarily
vb
7. to be or cause to be in harmony or agreement
8. (tr) to grant; bestow
[C12: via Old French from Latin ad- to + cord-, stem of cor heart]
acˈcordable adj
acˈcorder n

ac•cord

(əˈkɔrd)

v.i.
1. to be in agreement or harmony; agree.
v.t.
2. to make agree or correspond; adapt.
3. to grant; bestow: to accord due praise.
4. Archaic. to settle; reconcile.
n.
5. agreement; harmony.
6. a harmonious union of sounds, colors, etc.
7. concurrence of opinions or wills; agreement: to reach an accord.
8. an international agreement.
Idioms:
1. of one's own accord, without external compulsion or suggestion; voluntarily.
2. with one accord, with unanimous agreement.
[1100–50; Middle English; late Old English acordan < Old French acorder < Vulgar Latin *accordāre= Latin ac- ac- + -cordāre, derivative of cor heart, mind]
ac•cord′a•ble, adj.
ac•cord′er, n.

accord

If you do something of your own accord, you do it freely and because you want to do it.

She knew they would leave of their own accord.

Be Careful!
You must use 'own' in sentences like these. You do not say, for example, 'She had gone of her accord'.

Be Careful!
You also do not say that someone does something 'on' their own accord.

accord


Past participle: accorded
Gerund: according

Imperative
accord
accord
Present
I accord
you accord
he/she/it accords
we accord
you accord
they accord
Preterite
I accorded
you accorded
he/she/it accorded
we accorded
you accorded
they accorded
Present Continuous
I am according
you are according
he/she/it is according
we are according
you are according
they are according
Present Perfect
I have accorded
you have accorded
he/she/it has accorded
we have accorded
you have accorded
they have accorded
Past Continuous
I was according
you were according
he/she/it was according
we were according
you were according
they were according
Past Perfect
I had accorded
you had accorded
he/she/it had accorded
we had accorded
you had accorded
they had accorded
Future
I will accord
you will accord
he/she/it will accord
we will accord
you will accord
they will accord
Future Perfect
I will have accorded
you will have accorded
he/she/it will have accorded
we will have accorded
you will have accorded
they will have accorded
Future Continuous
I will be according
you will be according
he/she/it will be according
we will be according
you will be according
they will be according
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been according
you have been according
he/she/it has been according
we have been according
you have been according
they have been according
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been according
you will have been according
he/she/it will have been according
we will have been according
you will have been according
they will have been according
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been according
you had been according
he/she/it had been according
we had been according
you had been according
they had been according
Conditional
I would accord
you would accord
he/she/it would accord
we would accord
you would accord
they would accord
Past Conditional
I would have accorded
you would have accorded
he/she/it would have accorded
we would have accorded
you would have accorded
they would have accorded
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.accord - harmony of people's opinions or actions or charactersaccord - harmony of people's opinions or actions or characters; "the two parties were in agreement"
concordance, concord, harmony - a harmonious state of things in general and of their properties (as of colors and sounds); congruity of parts with one another and with the whole
community of interests, community - agreement as to goals; "the preachers and the bootleggers found they had a community of interests"
meeting of minds, concurrence - a state of cooperation
consensus - agreement in the judgment or opinion reached by a group as a whole; "the lack of consensus reflected differences in theoretical positions"; "those rights and obligations are based on an unstated consensus"
sense of the meeting - general agreement reached by an assembled group; "no vote was taken, but after each discussion the chair summed up the sense of the meeting"
unanimity - everyone being of one mind
unison - corresponding exactly; "marching in unison"
social contract - an implicit agreement among people that results in the organization of society; individual surrenders liberty in return for protection
2.accord - concurrence of opinionaccord - concurrence of opinion; "we are in accord with your proposal"
agreement - the verbal act of agreeing
3.accord - a written agreement between two states or sovereignsaccord - a written agreement between two states or sovereigns
written agreement - a legal document summarizing the agreement between parties
alliance - a formal agreement establishing an association or alliance between nations or other groups to achieve a particular aim
commercial treaty - a treaty governing commerce between two or more nations
peace treaty, pacification, peace - a treaty to cease hostilities; "peace came on November 11th"
convention - (diplomacy) an international agreement
4.accord - sympathetic compatibility
compatibility - capability of existing or performing in harmonious or congenial combination
Verb1.accord - go togetheraccord - go together; "The colors don't harmonize"; "Their ideas concorded"
correspond, gibe, jibe, match, tally, agree, fit, check - be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics; "The two stories don't agree in many details"; "The handwriting checks with the signature on the check"; "The suspect's fingerprints don't match those on the gun"
blend in, blend, go - blend or harmonize; "This flavor will blend with those in your dish"; "This sofa won't go with the chairs"
2.accord - allow to haveaccord - allow to have; "grant a privilege"  
give - accord by verdict; "give a decision for the plaintiff"
give - transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody; "I gave her my money"; "can you give me lessons?"; "She gave the children lots of love and tender loving care"
enfranchise - grant voting rights

accord

noun
1. treaty, contract, agreement, arrangement, settlement, pact, deal (informal) The party was made legal under the 1991 peace accords.
verb
1. grant, give, award, render, assign, present with, endow with, bestow on, confer on, vouchsafe, impart with On his return home, the government accorded him the rank of Colonel.
grant refuse, withhold, hold back
accord with something agree with, match, coincide with, fit with, square with, correspond with, conform with, concur with, tally with, be in tune with (informal), harmonize with, assent with Such an approach accords with the principles of Socialist ideology.
of your own accord voluntarily, freely, willingly, by choice, without being asked, without prompting, of your own free will He did not quit of his own accord.
with one accord unanimously, without exception, by common consent, unitedly With one accord they turned and walked back over the grass.

accord

verb
1. To come to an understanding or to terms:
2. To be compatible or in correspondence:
Informal: jibe.
Archaic: quadrate.
3. To let have as a favor, prerogative, or privilege:
4. To give formally or officially:
noun
2. Pleasing agreement, as of musical sounds:
Music: consonance.
3. An act or state of agreeing between parties regarding a course of action:
4. A formal, usually written settlement between nations:
Translations
إتِّفَاق، إنْسِجَام، مُطَابَقَهيَتَلائَم مَع، يَنْسَجِم مَعيَمْنَح
poskytnoutshodasouhlasit
i overensstemmelse medstemme medvise
andmakokkulepe
samræmiveita, láta njótavera í samræmi viî
atitikimasatitiktiatitinkamailaikantispagal
izrādītsaskaņasaskanētvienprātība
sporazum
sunmakuymauymakuyuşma

accord

[əˈkɔːd]
A. N
1. (= harmony) → acuerdo m, armonía f
with one accordde or por común acuerdo
to be in accordestar de acuerdo (with con) → estar en armonía (with con) of his/her own accordespontáneamente, (de) motu proprio
2. (= treaty) → acuerdo m
B. VT [+ welcome, praise] → dar (to a) [+ honour] → conceder (to a)
C. VIconcordar, armonizar (with con)

accord

[əˈkɔːrd]
n
(= agreement, consent) → accord m
in accord → en accord
in accord with → en accord avec
of one's own accord → de son plein gré
He left of his own accord → Il est parti de son plein gré.
of its own accord (= by itself) → de lui-même(d'elle-même)
with one accord → d'un commun accord
(= treaty) → traité m peace accord
vt (= grant) → accorder
to accord sth to sb, to accord sb sth → accorder qch à qn
vi (= correspond) to accord with sth → être en accord avec qch

accord

n (= agreement)Übereinstimmung f, → Einigkeit f; (Pol) → Abkommen nt; I’m not in accord with him/his viewsich stimme mit ihm/seinen Ansichten nicht überein; of one’s/its own accordvon selbst; (of persons also)aus freien Stücken; with one accordgeschlossen; sing, cheer, say etcwie aus einem Mund(e); to be in accord with somethingmit etw in Einklang stehen
vt (→ jdm etw) → gewähren; praiseerteilen; courtesyerweisen; honorary titleverleihen; welcomebieten
visich or einander entsprechen; to accord with somethingeiner Sache (dat)entsprechen

accord

[əˈkɔːd]
1. n (harmony) → accordo
of his own accord → spontaneamente, di sua iniziativa
with one accord → all'unanimità, di comune accordo
to be in accord with → essere d'accordo con
2. vtaccordare
3. vi to accord (with)andare d'accordo (con), accordarsi (con)

accord

(əˈkoːd) verb
1. (with with) to agree with. His story accords with what I saw happen.
2. to grant or give to (a person). They accorded the president great respect.
noun
agreement. That is not in accord with your original statement.
acˈcordance: in accordance with
in agreement with. The money will be given out in accordance with his instructions.
acˈcordingly adverb
1. in agreement (with the circumstances etc). Find out what has happened and act accordingly.
2. therefore. He was very worried about the future of the firm and accordingly he did what he could to help.
according to
1. as said or told by. According to John, the bank closes at 3 p.m.
2. in agreement with. He acted according to his promise.
3. in the order of. books arranged according to their subjects.
4. in proportion to. You will be paid according to the amount of work you have done.
of one's own accord
of one's own free will. He did it of his own accord, without being forced to.
with one accord
(everybody) in agreement. With one accord they stood up to cheer him.

accord

n. acuerdo, convenio, arreglo, transacción;
v. acordar, poner de acuerdo;
of one's own ___espontáneamente, voluntariamente;
of mutual ___de acuerdo mutuo.
References in classic literature ?
Some people thought she might have strayed there of her own accord, for she was of the toddling age.
The young native had already descended to the water to comply, when a long howl was raised on the edge of the river, and was borne swiftly off into the depths of the forest, as though the beasts, of their own accord, were abandoning their prey in sudden terror.
It was a face to which almost any door would have opened of its own accord.
The feeling that it so evidently manifested, rather than the direct purport of the words, caused it to vibrate within all hearts, and brought the listeners into one accord of sympathy.
I knew the next day that a letter containing the key had, by the first post, gone off to his London apartments; but in spite of--or perhaps just on account of--the eventual diffusion of this knowledge we quite let him alone till after dinner, till such an hour of the evening, in fact, as might best accord with the kind of emotion on which our hopes were fixed.
It was a Sunday afternoon, and beautiful weather, and my uncle, the priest, took me as a reward for being a good boy and because of my own accord and without anybody asking me I had bankrupted my savings-box and given the money to a mission that was civilizing the Chinese and sweetening their lives and softening their hearts with the gentle teachings of our religion, and I wish you could have seen what we saw that day, Thorndike.
As soon as the men saw with their own eyes that they knew where they were, and that it was only the summit that was lost and not themselves, they cheered up instantly and said with one accord, let the summit take care of itself.
It was so in the case of a magazine sketch which I once started to write--a funny and fantastic sketch about a prince an a pauper; it presently assumed a grave cast of its own accord, and in that new shape spread itself out into a book.
The boy's soul was steeped in melancholy; his feelings were in happy accord with his surroundings.
That cheerful eye, under the influ- ence of slavery, soon became red with rage; that voice, made all of sweet accord, changed to one of harsh and horrid discord; and that angelic face gave place to that of a demon.
It did not accord with the rationality of plan, the moderation in expense, or even the unselfish warmth of heart, which she had believed herself to discern in him yesterday.
Of my own accord I could not have stirred; I was paralysed: but the two great girls who sit on each side of me, set me on my legs and pushed me towards the dread judge, and then Miss Temple gently assisted me to his very feet, and I caught her whispered counsel -