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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Accord \Ac*cord"\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Accorded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {According}.] [OE. acorden, accorden, OF. acorder, F. accorder, fr. LL. accordare; L. ad + cor, cordis, heart. Cf. {Concord}, {Discord}, and see {Heart}.]

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." --Spenser.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

According \Ac*cord"ing\, adverb Accordingly; correspondingly. [Obs.] --Shak.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

According \Ac*cord"ing\, p. a. Agreeing; in agreement or harmony; harmonious. "This according voice of national wisdom." --Burke. "Mind and soul according well." --Tennyson.

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}, adverb

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 WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

according

adjective

1: (followed by 'to') in agreement with or accordant with; "according to instructions"

2: (followed by 'to') as reported or stated by; "according to historians"


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