Accord meaning

ə-kôrd
To be in agreement, unity, or harmony.
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Agreement; harmony.

Act in accord with university policies.

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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To give or grant, especially as being due or appropriate.

Accorded the president the proper deference.

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A settlement or compromise between conflicting parties.

The strikers and the owners reached an accord.

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Spontaneous or voluntary desire to take a certain action.

The children returned on their own accord. He confessed of his own accord.

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To grant or concede; bestow.
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To be in agreement or harmony (with)
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Mutual agreement; harmony.
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An informal agreement, as between countries.
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Harmony of sound, color, etc.
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Consent; permission.
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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.
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In legal citation, the identification of one case that clearly supports the proposition for which another case is being quoted.
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Agreement or concurrence of opinion, will, or action.
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A harmony in sound, pitch and tone; concord.
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Agreement or harmony of things in general.

The accord of light and shade in painting.

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(law) An agreement between parties in controversy, by which satisfaction for an injury is stipulated, and which, when executed, prevents a lawsuit.

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(international law) An international agreement.

The Geneva Accord of 1954 ended the French-Indochinese War.

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Voluntary or spontaneous impulse to act.

Nobody told me to do it. I did it of my own accord.

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To make to agree or correspond; to suit one thing to another; to adjust.
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To bring (people) to an agreement; to reconcile, settle, adjust or harmonize.
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(intransitive) To agree or correspond; to be in harmony.
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(intransitive) To agree in pitch and tone.
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(dated, law) To grant as suitable or proper; to concede or award.
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(intransitive, archaic) To arrive at an agreement.
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To cause to conform or agree; bring into harmony.
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To make agree or harmonize; reconcile.
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of one's own accord
  • Willingly, without being asked.
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with one accord
  • All agreeing; with no one dissenting.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

with one accord

Origin of accord

  • Middle English accorden from Old French acorder from Medieval Latin accordāre to bring into agreement Latin ad- ad- Latin cor cord- heart kerd- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English acorden, from Old French acorder (compare modern French accord and accorder), from Vulgar Latin accordō (“to be heart to heart with”), formed from Latin ad + cor (“heart”).

    From Wiktionary

  • The verb is first attested in early 12th century.

    From Wiktionary

  • First attested in the late 13th century.

    From Wiktionary