From King Dictionary of Contemporary Englishaccordac‧cord1 /əˈkɔːd $ -ɔːrd/ ●○○ noun 1 of somebody’s/something’s own accord2 [uncountable] formal a situation in which two people, ideas, or statements agree with each otherbe in accord with something These results are in accord with earlier perfect/complete accord It is important to the success of any firm that its partners should be in complete accord.3 [countable]AGREE a formal agreement between countries or groups the Helsinki accord on human rights4 with one accord
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accordTo reach an accord, the government will likely have to devalue its currency, which would help boost exports.The Customs officer, policeman, and magistrate began to nod, at first uncertain, reluctant, then with growing accord.She felt so good she stopped the remedy of her own accord but within 2 weeks began a period.When I knocked the third time, the door opened of its own accord.The two sides signed a peace accord in 1994 after a nine-year civil war that killed 500,000.For industry, these demands are intolerable, and companies have threatened to derail the accord if they are in accord with somethingAll the follow-through was in accord with these themes.Painting ought to be in accord with the physiological nature of man.
accordaccord2 verb formal 1 [transitive]ATTENTION to give someone or something special attention or a particular type of treatment You will not be accorded any special treatment.accord something to something/somebody Every school accords high priority to the quality of teaching.2 accord with something→ See Verb table
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accordThe law requires that racial minorities be accorded equal access to housing.At least she had accorded him the Monsieur.
Origin accord1 (1200-1300) Old French acort, from acorder; ACCORD2 accord2 (1100-1200) Old French acorder, from Vulgar Latin accordare, from Latin ad- to + cor heart