accord /əˈkɔːd/


I. verb

1. [with obj.] give or grant someone (power, status, or recognition)

the powers accorded to the head of state
[with two objs]
the national assembly accorded the General more power.
2. [no obj.] ( accord with) (of a concept or fact) be harmonious or consistent with.

his views accorded well with those of Merivale.
II. noun

1. an official agreement or treaty.

opposition groups refused to sign the accord.
a peace accord.
2. [ mass noun] agreement or harmony

the government and the rebels are in accord on one point.
III. phrases

1. in accord with
according to.

things didn’t happen quite in accord with expectations.
2. of one’s own accord
voluntarily or without outside intervention

he would not seek treatment of his own accord
the rash may go away of its own accord.
3. with one accord
in a united way.

the association is acting with one accord in this matter.
– origin Old English, from Old French acorder ‘reconcile, be of one mind’, from Latin ad- ‘to’ + cor, cord- ‘heart’; influenced by concord.

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