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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"

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English

Etymology

Derivative of accord.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) /əˈkɔːdɪŋ/
  • (US) /əˈkɔɹdɪŋ/
  • Hyphenation: ac·cord·ing

Verb

according
  1. present participle of accord
    Mind and soul according well. - Tennyson

Adjective

  1. Agreeing; in agreement or harmony; harmonious.
    This according voice of national wisdom. - Burke

Adverb

  1. Accordingly; correspondingly.
    That apprehends no further than this world, / And squarest thy life according - Shakespeare, Measure for Measure, V-i

Derived terms

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