American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To cause to conform or agree; bring into harmony.
- v. To grant, especially as being due or appropriate: accorded the President the proper deference.
- v. To bestow upon: I accord you my blessing.
- v. To be in agreement, unity, or harmony. See Synonyms at agree.
- n. Agreement; harmony: act in accord with university policies.
- n. A settlement or compromise of conflicting opinions.
- n. A settlement of points at issue between nations.
- n. Spontaneous or voluntary desire to take a certain action: The children returned on their own accord. He confessed of his own accord.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To agree; be in correspondence or harmony.
- To make an agreement; come to an understanding.
- To make to agree or correspond; adapt, as one thing to another.
- To bring to an agreement or a settlement; settle, adjust, or compose; reconcile: as, to accord controversies.
- To grant; give; concede: as, to accord due praise to any one.
- n. Agreement; harmony of minds; consent or concurrence of opinions or wills; assent.
- n. A union of different sounds which is agreeable to the ear; concord; harmony.
- n. Agreement; just correspondence of things; harmony of relation: as, the accord of light and shade in painting.
- n. Will; voluntary or spontaneous impulse or act; unaided action or operation: preceded by own.
- n. Adjustment of a difference; reconciliation: as, the mediator of an accord.
- n. Specifically, in law, an agreement which is made between parties for the settlement of a liability or controversy, and which, when executed, that is, carried into effect, is termed an accord and satisfaction, and bars or terminates a suit; a private extra-judicial agreement or arrangement.
- n. In music, same as chord.
- n. Milit., the conditions under which a fortress or command of troops is surrendered.
- n. Agreement or concurrence of opinion, will, or action.
- n. A harmony in sound, pitch and tone; concord.
- n. Agreement or harmony of things in general.
- n. law An agreement between parties in controversy, by which satisfaction for an injury is stipulated, and which, when executed, prevents a lawsuit.
- n. international law An international agreement.
- n. obsolete Assent
- n. Voluntary or spontaneous impulse to act.
- v. transitive To make to agree or correspond; to suit one thing to another; to adjust.
- v. transitive To bring (people) to an agreement; to reconcile, settle, adjust or harmonize.
- v. intransitive To agree or correspond; to be in harmony.
- v. intransitive To agree in pitch and tone.
- v. transitive, dated, law To grant as suitable or proper; to concede or award.
- v. intransitive, obsolete To give consent.
- v. intransitive, archaic To arrive at an agreement.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Agreement or concurrence of opinion, will, or action; harmony of mind; consent; assent.
- n. Harmony of sounds; agreement in pitch and tone; concord.
- n. Agreement, harmony, or just correspondence of things.
- n. Voluntary or spontaneous motion or impulse to act; -- preceded by
- n. (Law) An agreement between parties in controversy, by which satisfaction for an injury is stipulated, and which, when executed, bars a suit.
- v. rare To make to agree or correspond; to suit one thing to another; to adjust; -- followed by
- v. To bring to an agreement, as persons; to reconcile; to settle, adjust, harmonize, or compose, as things.
- v. To grant as suitable or proper; to concede; to award.
- v. To agree; to correspond; to be in harmony; -- followed by
with, formerly also by to.
- v. To agree in pitch and tone.
- n. a written agreement between two states or sovereigns
- n. sympathetic compatibility
- v. go together
- n. concurrence of opinion
- n. harmony of people's opinions or actions or characters
- v. allow to have
- 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. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Champ an 'stick up for him too; he's good blood, an' ef he did go under for a spell, he ain't no worse 'n the rest, nor half ez bad; for Champ went in _of his own accord -- of his own accord_, "he repeated significantly," an' don't you forget thet, Aileen!”
“He said this accord is an important step, the RHDP is now a reality and soon will be a single, unified party.”
“The Committee attaches importance to the fact that the accord is the result of responsible cooperation between the five signatory states.”
“At the same time, he expects other countries to act more in accord with their sentiments than their interests.”
“You guys demanded NOT ONLY that he turn things around on a dime, but that he also do it in accord with your own twisted values.”
“I find it in accord with all observable principles of the known universe, save one.”
“Now that the new translation of the Missale Romanum is almost complete, ICEL will be moving on to new translation projects (for example, the texts for the other sacraments) and will continue to work in accord with Liturgiam Authenticam.”
“But, this thinking is not in accord with the mind of the Church and fails to understand how the actions of the liturgy connect to doctrine and pass on the Faith; it also fails to recognize the importance of the experiential aspect of human learning.”
“The Republican party has so many core values, (none of which are in accord with mine), it is hard to say.”
“The 10-year accord is scheduled to expire in 2016.”
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