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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 according
 (ad.)根據,按照,依,隨…

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.”

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ac·cord·ing adv. Accordingly; correspondingly. [Obs.]
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 according
      adj 1: (followed by `to') as reported or stated by; "according to
             historians"
      2: (followed by `to') in agreement with or accordant with;
         "according to instructions"