An example of according is when you say that Jim is the one who told you it was going to rain. You would say "According to Jim, it is going to rain."
An example of according is when a woman doesn’t wear white after Labor Day because it is an unwritten rule of fashion.
An example of according is telling someone a story using the facts received from a newspaper article.
- To the degree that; in proportion as.
- Depending on whether; if.
- In agreement with.
- In the order of.Arranged according to size.
- As stated in or reported by.
Origin of according
- accord + -ing