according to

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/əˈkɔːrdɪŋ/US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/əˈkɔrdɪŋ ˌtu/

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
ac•cord•ing to /əˈkɔrdɪŋ ˌtu/USA pronunciation   prep. 
  1. in accord with or in a way that fits: They were rewarded according to how hard they worked.
  2. as stated by:According to my dictionary, there are several meanings for that word.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
according to′, 
  1. in agreement or accord with:according to his judgment.
  2. consistent with;
    in conformity with:to be paid according to one's experience.
  3. on the authority of;
    as stated or reported by:According to her, they have gone.
  4. in proportion to:He'll be charged according to his ability to pay.
  5. contingent on:According to the number of winners, the judges will award duplicate prizes.
  • Middle English 1350–1400

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