- 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.
- to make agree or harmonize; reconcile
- to grant or concede; bestow
Origin of accordMiddle English acorden from Old French acorder from Vulgar Latin an unverified form accordare from Classical Latin ad-, to + cor (gen. cordis), heart
- mutual agreement; harmony
- an informal agreement, as between countries
- harmony of sound, color, etc.
- Obs. consent; permission
of one's own accord
with one accord
verbac·cord·ed, ac·cord·ing, ac·cords
- To give or grant, especially as being due or appropriate: accorded the president the proper deference.
- Archaic To cause to conform or agree; bring into harmony.
- Agreement; harmony: act in accord with university policies.
- A settlement or compromise between conflicting parties: The strikers and the owners reached an accord.
- Spontaneous or voluntary desire to take a certain action: The children returned on their own accord. He confessed of his own accord.
Origin of accordMiddle 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.
- Agreement or concurrence of opinion, will, or action.
- A harmony in sound, pitch and tone; concord.
- Agreement or harmony of things in general.
- the accord of light and shade in painting
- (law) An agreement between parties in controversy, by which satisfaction for an injury is stipulated, and which, when executed, prevents a lawsuit.
- (international law) An international agreement.
- The Geneva Accord of 1954 ended the French-Indochinese War.
- Voluntary or spontaneous impulse to act.
- Nobody told me to do it. I did it of my own accord.
(third-person singular simple present accords, present participle according, simple past and past participle accorded)
- To make to agree or correspond; to suit one thing to another; to adjust.
- To bring (people) to an agreement; to reconcile, settle, adjust or harmonize.
- (intransitive) To agree or correspond; to be in harmony.
- (intransitive) To agree in pitch and tone.
- (dated, law) To grant as suitable or proper; to concede or award.
- (intransitive, archaic) To arrive at an agreement.
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.