• WordNet 3.6
    • v accord allow to have "grant a privilege"
    • v accord go together "The colors don't harmonize","Their ideas concorded"
    • n accord sympathetic compatibility
    • n accord a written agreement between two states or sovereigns
    • n accord concurrence of opinion "we are in accord with your proposal"
    • n accord harmony of people's opinions or actions or characters "the two parties were in agreement"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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    • Accord Agreement or concurrence of opinion, will, or action; harmony of mind; consent; assent. "A mediator of an accord and peace between them.""These all continued with one accord in prayer."
    • Accord Agreement, harmony, or just correspondence of things; as, the accord of light and shade in painting.
    • Accord (Law) An agreement between parties in controversy, by which satisfaction for an injury is stipulated, and which, when executed, bars a suit. "They rushed with one accord into the theater."
    • Accord Harmony of sounds; agreement in pitch and tone; concord; as, the accord of tones. "Those sweet accords are even the angels' lays."
    • Accord To agree in pitch and tone.
    • Accord To agree; to correspond; to be in harmony; -- followed by with, formerly also by to; as, his disposition accords with his looks. "My heart accordeth with my tongue.""Thy actions to thy words accord ."
    • Accord To bring to an agreement, as persons; to reconcile; to settle, adjust, harmonize, or compose, as things; as, to accord suits or controversies. "When they were accorded from the fray.""All which particulars, being confessedly knotty and difficult can never be accorded but by a competent stock of critical learning."
    • Accord To grant as suitable or proper; to concede; to award; as, to accord to one due praise. "According his desire."
    • Accord To make to agree or correspond; to suit one thing to another; to adjust; -- followed by to. "Her hands accorded the lute's music to the voice."
    • Accord Voluntary or spontaneous motion or impulse to act; -- preceded by own; as, of one's own accord . "That which groweth of its own accord of thy harvest thou shalt not reap.""Of his own accord he went unto you."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
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    • accord To agree; be in correspondence or harmony.
    • accord To make an agreement; come to an understanding.
    • accord To make to agree or correspond; adapt, as one thing to another.
    • accord To bring to an agreement or a settlement; settle, adjust, or compose; reconcile: as, to accord controversies.
    • accord To grant; give; concede: as, to accord due praise to any one.
    • n accord Agreement; harmony of minds; consent or concurrence of opinions or wills; assent.
    • n accord A union of different sounds which is agreeable to the ear; concord; harmony.
    • n accord Agreement; just correspondence of things; harmony of relation: as, the accord of light and shade in painting.
    • n accord Will; voluntary or spontaneous impulse or act; unaided action or operation: preceded by own.
    • n accord Adjustment of a difference; reconciliation: as, the mediator of an accord.
    • n accord 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 accord In music, same as chord.
    • n accord Milit., the conditions under which a fortress or command of troops is surrendered.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
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    • v.i Accord ak-kord′ to agree: to be in correspondence (with)
    • v.t Accord to cause to agree: to reconcile: to grant (to, of a person)
    • n Accord agreement: harmony
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  • Confucius
    “The superior man acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks according to his action.”
  • Thomas Fuller
    “He does not believe that does not live according to his belief .”
  • Henry Miller
    “What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.”
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    “If children grew up according to early indications, we should have nothing but geniuses.”
  • Mahatma Gandhi
    “If Christians would really live according to the teachings of Christ, as found in the Bible, all of India would be Christian today.”
  • Giuseppe Mazzini
    “The theory of rights enables us to rise and overthrow obstacles, but not to found a strong and lasting accord between all the elements which compose the nation.”


Cut your coat according to your cloth - If you cut your coat according to your cloth, you only buy things that you have sufficient money to pay for.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. acorden, accorden, OF. acorder, F. accorder, fr. LL. accordare,; L. ad, + cor, cordis, heart. Cf. Concord Discord, and see Heart


In literature:

According to Ptolemy's theory the sun and the moon moved in circular orbits around the earth in the centre.
"The Story of the Heavens" by Robert Stawell Ball
Accordingly, Cain is the image and picture of all hypocrites and murderers, who kill under the show of godliness.
"Commentary on Genesis, Vol. II" by Martin Luther
Succeeding emperors, according to their characters, encouraged or endeavored to suppress this degrading taste.
"Museum of Antiquity" by L. W. Yaggy
The confessor was strict or lax, according to the temper of the penitent.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
There is on the ground and being secured, according to computation, the largest cotton crop ever known.
"Cotton is King and The Pro-Slavery Arguments" by Various
Accordingly, we find the nobles complaining of it to Alexander III.
"Biographia Scoticana (Scots Worthies)" by John Howie
Hengist, according to some traditions, was a Frisian hero.
"A Handbook of the English Language" by Robert Gordon Latham
These are said to be according to the measure of our faith, and not to the measure of our will or our merit.
"Epistle Sermons, Vol. II" by Martin Luther
According to Ribot, the real personality is an organism which is represented at its highest in the brain.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
Plants are separated into orders according to their varied characteristics.
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers

In poetry:

That sailor to that Lord
Went, soon as he had landed,
And of his own accord
An interview demanded.
"Joe Golightly - Or, The First Lord's Daughter" by William Schwenck Gilbert
These cherubims with one accord
Shall cry continually,
Ah, holy, holy, holy, Lord,
And heavenly majesty.
"Of Heaven" by John Bunyan
Strike not a single, trembling chord,
In the heart-lyre;
But wake the full and sweet accord
Of every wire.
"To A Poet" by James Avis Bartley
Coridon and Caramell:
Who longe with deere accorde
Ledd their lyues, and neyther wisht
Of other to be lorde:
"The Faire Amarillis" by Edward Dyer
Round about its house
The world,
The rest of the world,
Ordered according to certain laws
That disgust it —
"The Snail" by Marin Sorescu
He stood among the veterans,
Whom he had so often led;
And, according to his custom,
He uncovered his grey head.
"The Prince Of Anhalt Dessau" by Nora Pembroke

In news:

A major increase in creatine kinase concentrations in the blood is associated with an increase in late mortality in people who have angioplasty of saphenous vein grafts (SVGs), according to a new study.
Anglo Irish Bank Accord May Be Sealed in 2012, Minister Says.
Lake Tahoe appears to have avoided any major impact from the 2007 Angora Fire, according to the findings of the lake's annual health report from researchers at UC Davis.
As the price of natural gas goes up, the cost of producing anhydrous ammonia rises as well, according to a recent report from the University of Illinois.
It's not clear why the monitor went off, according to the LA Times.
According to the company, HD annotation allows presenters to write or draw over live computer and full-motion HD video images using a touch screen or mouse.
According to a new survey, the thing that annoys people more than anything else is the self-service checkout line at the supermarket.
According to exit polls, a slim majority of voters who identified themselves as Catholics went for President Obama — despite thinly-veiled entreaties by their church hierarchy to vote Republican.
According to Houston's KHOU-Channel 11, Ricardo Payta-Brondo was upset that the cat had been keeping him up at night.
Today's most over used and abused office buzzwords are more effective at prompting eye rolls rather than real action, according to an Accountemps executive.
Both Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries are said to be willing to officially end their short marriage with an annulment rather than a divorce, but only if the other admits to fraud, according to a new report.
Ana Carolina Reston, who had worked in China, Turkey, Mexico and Japan for several modeling agencies, died Tuesday, according to Sao Paulo's Servidor Publico Hospital.
A female Syrian militia leader widely reported 10 days ago as killed by anti-government rebels has turned up alive and apparently well, according to a video posted on the Internet Sunday.
Yes, indeed, according to Sir Anthony Hopkins , the Oscar-winning Silence Of The Lambs star who tells Ellen DeGeneres on her talk show Thursday that he's a regular viewer of the Fox hit.
The University of Texas at Tyler will offer the public lectures with the first one scheduled for today, according to a news release.

In science:

Accordingly, experimental searches for the neutrino magnetic moment should focus on the reduction of the threshold (usually background-limited) for the recoil electron energy.
A CsI(Tl) Scintillating Crystal Detector for the Studies of Low Energy Neutrino Interactions
Accordingly, β -decays from 210Bi can be subtracted off from the signal.
A CsI(Tl) Scintillating Crystal Detector for the Studies of Low Energy Neutrino Interactions
Fourier transform of the functions f (t), defined according to (7), In this case the spectrum coincides (after Za is the number of atomic electrons.
Spectrum of atomic radiation at sudden perturbation
However, according to our best knowledge, this fact was never tested.
The statistical properties of the city transport in Cuernavaca (Mexico) and Random matrix ensembles
The two other curves, on the other hand, were simulated according to the dynamical model here presented.
Finesse and mirror speed measurement for a suspended Fabry-Perot cavity using the ringing effect