UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/əˈkɔːrd/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/əˈkɔrd/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(ə kôrd)

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
ac•cord /əˈkɔrd/USA pronunciation   v. 
  1. [+ with + object] to agree: Refunding money without a receipt doesn't accord with company policy.
  2. to grant;
    bestow:[+ object + object]They accorded the president great honor.

n. [countable]
  1. an agreement, esp. an international agreement:an accord banning nuclear weapons in space.
  1. Idioms in accord with, [+ object] in agreement or harmony with: That promotion was in accord with the manager's wishes.
  2. Idioms of one's own accord, voluntarily or willingly:She did the extra work of her own accord.
  3. Idioms with one accord, with everyone in agreement:They stood and with one accord sang the old hymn.

See -cord-.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
ac•cord  (ə kôrd),USA pronunciation v.i. 
  1. to be in agreement or harmony;

  1. to make agree or correspond;
  2. to grant;
    bestow:to accord due praise.
  3. [Archaic.]to settle;

  1. proper relationship or proportion;
  2. a harmonious union of sounds, colors, etc.
  3. consent or concurrence of opinions or wills;
  4. an international agreement;
    settlement of questions outstanding among nations.
  5. of one's own accord, without being asked or told;
    voluntarily:We did the extra work of our own accord.
ac•corda•ble, adj. 
ac•corder, n. 
  • 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
  1. agreement; conformity; accordance (esp in the phrase in accord with)
  2. consent or concurrence of opinion
  3. with one accordunanimously
  4. pleasing relationship between sounds, colours, etc; harmony
  5. of one's own accordvoluntarily
  1. to be or cause to be in harmony or agreement
  2. (transitive) to grant; bestow
Etymology: 12th Century: via Old French from Latin ad- to + cord-, stem of cor heart
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Collocations: The [experts, doctors, researchers] are not in accord., am not in accord with you, are not in accord on the [issue, topic], more...

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