- An accord is defined as an agreeable relationship.
- An example of an accord is a good friendship between two people.
- An example of an accord is a peace keeping agreement between two countries.
- Accord means by choice.
An example of the usage of this colloquialism is: “No one asked me to do so, but I cleaned the entire house on my own accord.”
- The definition of accord is to come to a compromise or agreement.
An example of coming to an accord is the signing of a peace treaty between two countries.
accord definition by Webster's New World
- to make agree or harmonize; reconcile
- to grant or concede; bestow
Origin: Middle English acorden ; from Old French acorder ; from Vulgar Latin an unverified form accordare ; from Classical Latin ad-, to plush cor (gen. cordis), heart
- mutual agreement; harmony
- an informal agreement, as between countries
- harmony of sound, color, etc.
- Obsolete consent; permission
accord definition by American Heritage Dictionary
verb ac·cord·ed, ac·cord·ing, ac·cords verb, transitive
- To cause to conform or agree; bring into harmony.
- To grant, especially as being due or appropriate: accorded the President the proper deference.
- To bestow upon: I accord you my blessing.
- Agreement; harmony: act in accord with university policies.
- A settlement or compromise of conflicting opinions.
- A settlement of points at issue between nations.
- Spontaneous or voluntary desire to take a certain action: The children returned on their own accord. He confessed of his own accord.
Origin: Middle English accorden, from Old French acorder, from Medieval Latin accordāre, to bring into agreement : Latin ad-, ad- + Latin cor, cord-, heart; see kerd- in Indo-European roots.
- ac·cordˈer noun
accord - Legal Definition
- An agreement to satisfy a claim by some form of discharging the obligation other than what the obligee is, or considers himself, entitled to. See also accord and satisfaction.
- In legal citation, the identification of one case that clearly supports the proposition for which another case is being quoted.
accord - Phrases/Idioms
of one's own accord
with one accord