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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.

according

(əˈkɔːdɪŋ)
adj
1. (foll by to) in proportion; in relation: salary will be according to age and experience.
2. (foll by to) on the report (of); as stated (by)
3. (foll by to) in conformity (with); in accordance (with): everything went according to plan.
4. (foll by as) depending (on whether)
5. not standard dependent on: it's all according where you want to go.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.according - (followed by `to') in agreement with or accordant with; "according to instructions"
accordant - being in agreement or harmony; often followed by `with'; "a place perfectly accordant with man's nature"-Thomas Hardy
2.according - (followed by `to') as reported or stated by; "according to historians"
reported - made known or told about; especially presented in a formal account; "his reported opinion"; "the reported findings"

according

adjective
according to
1. as claimed by, in the opinion of, on the authority of, as stated by, as believed by, on the report of, as maintained by According to local gossip they haven't been in touch for years.
2. in keeping with, in line with, consistent with, in accordance with, in the manner of, in harmony with, in agreement with, in concert with, in sympathy with, in compliance with, in conformity with, in obedience to, after the manner of, in assent with, in congruence with They played according to the rules.
3. in relation to, depending on, in proportion to, proportional to, commensurate with Prices vary according to the quantity ordered.
Translations

according

[əˈkɔːdɪŋ] ADV
1. according tosegún; (= in accordance with) → conforme a, de acuerdo con
according to himsegún él ...
according to what he told mesegún me dijo
it went according to plansalió conforme a or de acuerdo con nuestros planes
classified according to sizeclasificado por or según tamaños
to play the game according to the rulesjugar siguiendo las reglas
2. according assegún que, a medida que

according

[əˈkɔːdɪŋ] prep according tosecondo, stando a
according to him → secondo lui
according to what he says → stando a quanto dice
they will be punished according to the seriousness of their crimes → saranno puniti a seconda della gravità dei loro delitti
it went according to plan → è andata secondo quanto previsto
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A gloomy wood," according to the one playbill, was represented by a few shrubs in pots, green baize on the floor, and a cave in the distance.
He has come across some old manuscripts, or ancient document records, referring to this valley, and they state, according to this article he has written for the magazine, that somewhere in the valley is a wonderful city, traces of which have been found twenty to forty feet below the surface, on which great trees are growing, showing that the city was covered hundreds, if not thousands, of years ago.
The children were seated according to a system; a little one next an older one, who was to watch over his behaviour and to see that he got his food.
That lady was still clad in white, according to her custom of the summer.
The warriors appeared to be on the most friendly terms, and seemingly conversed much together; yet, according to the account of the interpreter, each was absolutely ignorant of what the other said.
Thus, through an uninterrupted scene of sylvan pleasures, I spent the time until the 27th day of July following, when my brother, to my great felicity, met me, according to appointment, at our old camp.
According to her father's account, they had come from homes as good as their own; they were certainly more than her equal in fortune; and her father had come to them as an employee, until they had taken him into partnership.
We worship the living Deity according to dead men's forms and creeds.
According to the received code in such matters, it would have been nothing short of duty, in a politician, to bring every one of those white heads under the axe of the guillotine.
The revenue arising from his school was small, and would have been scarcely sufficient to furnish him with daily bread, for he was a huge feeder, and, though lank, had the dilating powers of an anaconda; but to help out his maintenance, he was, according to country custom in those parts, boarded and lodged at the houses of the farmers whose children he instructed.
But unlike Captain Peleg --who cared not a rush for what are called serious things, and indeed deemed those selfsame serious things the veriest of all trifles --Captain Bildad had not only been originally educated according to the strictest sect of Nantucket Quakerism, but all his subsequent ocean life, and the sight of many unclad, lovely island creatures, round the Horn --all that had not moved this native born Quaker one single jot, had not so much as altered one angle of his vest.
According to this account and what was subsequently learned, it seemed that the scaramouch in question had gained a wonderful ascendency over almost everybody in the Jeroboam.