Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To give or grant, especially as being due or appropriate.
  • intransitive verb Archaic To cause to conform or agree; bring into harmony.
  • intransitive verb To be in agreement, unity, or harmony. synonym: correspond.
  • noun Agreement; harmony.
  • noun A settlement or compromise between conflicting parties.
  • noun Spontaneous or voluntary desire to take a certain action.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.
  • noun Agreement; harmony of minds; consent or concurrence of opinions or wills; assent.
  • noun A union of different sounds which is agreeable to the ear; concord; harmony.
  • noun Agreement; just correspondence of things; harmony of relation: as, the accord of light and shade in painting.
  • noun Will; voluntary or spontaneous impulse or act; unaided action or operation: preceded by own.
  • noun Adjustment of a difference; reconciliation: as, the mediator of an accord.
  • noun 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.
  • noun In music, same as chord.
  • noun Milit., the conditions under which a fortress or command of troops is surrendered.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Agreement or concurrence of opinion, will, or action; harmony of mind; consent; assent.
  • noun Harmony of sounds; agreement in pitch and tone; concord.
  • noun Agreement, harmony, or just correspondence of things.
  • noun Voluntary or spontaneous motion or impulse to act; -- preceded by own.
  • noun (Law) An agreement between parties in controversy, by which satisfaction for an injury is stipulated, and which, when executed, bars a suit.
  • noun with unanimity.
  • transitive verb rare To make to agree or correspond; to suit one thing to another; to adjust; -- followed by to.
  • transitive verb To bring to an agreement, as persons; to reconcile; to settle, adjust, harmonize, or compose, as things.
  • transitive verb To grant as suitable or proper; to concede; to award.
  • intransitive verb To agree; to correspond; to be in harmony; -- followed by with, formerly also by to.
  • intransitive verb To agree in pitch and tone.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Agreement or concurrence of opinion, will, or action.
  • noun A harmony in sound, pitch and tone; concord.
  • noun Agreement or harmony of things in general.
  • noun law An agreement between parties in controversy, by which satisfaction for an injury is stipulated, and which, when executed, prevents a lawsuit.
  • noun international law An international agreement.
  • noun obsolete Assent
  • noun Voluntary or spontaneous impulse to act.
  • verb transitive To make to agree or correspond; to suit one thing to another; to adjust.
  • verb transitive To bring (people) to an agreement; to reconcile, settle, adjust or harmonize.
  • verb intransitive To agree or correspond; to be in harmony.
  • verb intransitive To agree in pitch and tone.
  • verb transitive, dated, law To grant as suitable or proper; to concede or award.
  • verb intransitive, obsolete To give consent.
  • verb intransitive, archaic To arrive at an agreement.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a written agreement between two states or sovereigns
  • noun sympathetic compatibility
  • verb go together
  • noun concurrence of opinion
  • noun harmony of people's opinions or actions or characters
  • verb allow to have

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[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.]

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