WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020 ac•cord /əˈkɔrd/USA pronunciation
v. WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
- [~ + with + object] to agree: Refunding money without a receipt doesn't accord with company policy.
- to grant;
bestow:[~ + object + object]They accorded the president great honor.
- an agreement, esp. an international agreement:an accord banning nuclear weapons in space.
- Idioms in accord with, [~ + object] in agreement or harmony with: That promotion was in accord with the manager's wishes.
- Idioms of one's own accord, voluntarily or willingly:She did the extra work of her own accord.
- Idioms with one accord, with everyone in agreement:They stood and with one accord sang the old hymn.
(ə kôrd′),USA pronunciation v.i.
- to be in agreement or harmony;
- to make agree or correspond;
- to grant;
bestow:to accord due praise.
- [Archaic.]to settle;
- proper relationship or proportion;
- a harmonious union of sounds, colors, etc.
- consent or concurrence of opinions or wills;
- an international agreement;
settlement of questions outstanding among nations.
- of one's own accord, without being asked or told;
voluntarily:We did the extra work of our own accord.
- Vulgar Latin *accordāre, equivalent. to Latin ac- ac- + cord- heart, mind; see cordial, heart
- Old French acorder
- Middle English ac(c)corden, late Old English acordan 1100–50
- 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged harmonize, concur. See correspond.
- 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged reconcile.
- 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged conflict.
- 3.See corresponding entry in Unabridged withhold, deny;
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
accord /əˈkɔːd/ n
- agreement; conformity; accordance (esp in the phrase in accord with)
- consent or concurrence of opinion
- with one accord ⇒ unanimously
- pleasing relationship between sounds, colours, etc; harmony
- of one's own accord ⇒ voluntarily
Etymology: 12th Century: via Old French from Latin ad- to + cord-, stem of cor heart
- to be or cause to be in harmony or agreement
- (transitive) to grant; bestow
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