1. Agreement or concurrence of opinion, will, or action; harmony of mind; consent; assent.
A mediator of an accord and peace between them. --Bacon.
These all continued with one accord in prayer. --Acts i. 14.
2. Harmony of sounds; agreement in pitch and tone; concord; as, the accord of tones.
Those sweet accords are even the angels' lays.
3. Agreement, harmony, or just correspondence of things; as, the accord of light and shade in painting.
4. Voluntary or spontaneous motion or impulse to act; -- preceded by own; as, of one's own accord.
That which groweth of its own accord of thy harvest thou shalt not reap. --Lev. xxv. 5.
Of his own accord he went unto you. --2 Cor. vii. 17.
5. Law An agreement between parties in controversy, by which satisfaction for an injury is stipulated, and which, when executed, bars a suit.
With one accord, with unanimity.
They rushed with one accord into the theater. --Acts xix. 29.
Ac·cord, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Accorded; p. pr. & vb. n. According.]
1. To make to agree or correspond; to suit one thing to another; to adjust; -- followed by to. [R.]
Her hands accorded the lute's music to the voice. --Sidney.
2. To bring to an agreement, as persons; to reconcile; to settle, adjust, harmonize, or compose, as things; as, to accord suits or controversies.
When they were accorded from the fray. --Spenser.
All which particulars, being confessedly knotty and difficult can never be accorded but by a competent stock of critical learning. --South.
3. To grant as suitable or proper; to concede; to award; as, to accord to one due praise. “According his desire.”
Ac·cord, v. i.
1. To agree; to correspond; to be in harmony; -- followed by with, formerly also by to; as, his disposition accords with his looks.
My heart accordeth with my tongue. --Shak.
Thy actions to thy words accord. --Milton.
2. To agree in pitch and tone.
n 1: harmony of people's opinions or actions or characters; "the
two parties were in agreement" [syn: agreement] [ant:
2: concurrence of opinion; "we are in accord with your
proposal" [syn: conformity, accordance]
3: a written agreement between two states or sovereigns [syn: treaty,
4: sympathetic compatibility [syn: rapport]
v 1: go together; "The colors don't harmonize"; "Their ideas
concorded" [syn: harmonize, harmonise, consort, concord,
fit in, agree]
2: allow to have; "grant a privilege" [syn: allot, grant]