Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Agreeing; harmonious.
  • Suitable; agreeable; in accordance; in proportion: followed by to.
  • In accordance (with); agreeably (to): used with to: as, he acted according to his judgment: often applied to persons, but referring elliptically to their statements or opinions. Often abbreviated to acc.

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

  • adverb obsolete Accordingly; correspondingly.
  • adjective Agreeing; in agreement or harmony; harmonious.
  • adjective 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.

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

  • verb Present participle of accord.
  • adjective Agreeing; in agreement or harmony; harmonious.

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

  • adjective (followed by `to') in agreement with or accordant with
  • adjective (followed by `to') as reported or stated by

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

accord +‎ -ing

Examples

  • But I came to realize that I was expecting Him to fulfill His word according to my expectations.

    Fear Not Tommorow, God is Already There

  • But I came to realize that I was expecting Him to fulfill His word according to my expectations.

    Fear Not Tommorow, God is Already There

  • But I came to realize that I was expecting Him to fulfill His word according to my expectations.

    Fear Not Tommorow, God is Already There

  • Rather, we use the term according to its dictionary definition, meaning the foundational set of precepts on which a belief system is based.

    David Brock and Paul Waldman: Excerpt from Free Ride: John McCain and the Media

  • He unblinkingly defines the term according to popular negative stereotypes associated with the term.

    Archive 2007-04-01

  • He unblinkingly defines the term according to popular negative stereotypes associated with the term.

    Ultra-Beautiful

  • Maybe she is defining the term according to popular culture.

    Do sardines exist?

  • In school, his nickname according to a great aunt was “the Cave, on account of his large mouth, which seemed all the larger as it gaped in search of an elusive word.”

    Knotted Tongues

  • In school, his nickname according to a great aunt was “the Cave, on account of his large mouth, which seemed all the larger as it gaped in search of an elusive word.”

    Knotted Tongues

  • Hume defines the term according to the context in which it is used: justice is an artificial in contrast to a natural virtue, artificial yet not arbitrary; it is both socially determined and a sine qua non for the preservation of society.

    ENLIGHTENMENT

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