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Definition of "accord" []

  • To cause to conform or agree; bring into harmony. (verb-transitive)
  • To grant, especially as being due or appropriate: accorded the President the proper deference. (verb-transitive)
  • To bestow upon: I accord you my blessing. (verb-transitive)
  • To be in agreement, unity, or harmony. See Synonyms at agree. (verb-intransitive)
  • Agreement; harmony: act in accord with university policies. (noun)
  • Agreement; conformity; accordance (esp in the phrase in accord with) (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Consent or concurrence of opinion (noun)
  • Pleasing relationship between sounds, colours, etc; harmony (noun)
  • A settlement of differences, as between nations; compromise (noun)
  • To be or cause to be in harmony or agreement (verb)
  • To grant; bestow (verb)

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Use "accord" in a sentence
  • "Champ an 'stick up for him too; he's good blood, an' ef he did go under for a spell, he ain't no worse 'n the rest, nor half ez bad; for Champ went in _of his own accord -- of his own accord_, "he repeated significantly," an' don't you forget thet, Aileen!"
  • "He said this accord is an important step, the RHDP is now a reality and soon will be a single, unified party."
  • "The Committee attaches importance to the fact that the accord is the result of responsible cooperation between the five signatory states."