- 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.