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·ing, p. a. Agreeing; in agreement or harmony; harmonious. “This according voice of national wisdom.” --Burke. “Mind and soul according well.”
According to him, every person was to be bought. --Macaulay.
Our zeal should be according to knowledge. --Sprat.
Note: ☞ According to has been called a prepositional phrase, but strictly speaking, according is a participle in the sense of agreeing, acceding, and to alone is the preposition.
According as, precisely as; the same as; corresponding to the way in which. According as is an adverbial phrase, of which the propriety has been doubted; but good usage sanctions it. See According, adv.
Is all things well,
According as I gave directions? --Shak.
The land which the Lord will give you according as he hath promised. --Ex. xii. 25.
Ac·cord·ing adv. Accordingly; correspondingly. [Obs.]
adj 1: (followed by `to') as reported or stated by; "according to
2: (followed by `to') in agreement with or accordant with;
"according to instructions"