According meaning

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According means you attribute a statement to someone.

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."

preposition
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In accordance, in a manner consistent to (something). [from 16th c.]
adverb
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Present participle of accord.

Mind and soul according well. - Alfred Tennyson.

verb
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Consistently as; in a corresponding manner (now generally expressing accordance with two or more alternatives). [from 16th c.]
adverb
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The definition of according is agreeing or being in harmony.

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.

verb
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This according voice of national wisdom.

adjective
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Agreeing; in harmony.
adjective
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according as
  • To the degree that; in proportion as.
  • Depending on whether; if.
idiom
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according to
  • In agreement with.
  • In the order of.
    Arranged according to size.
  • As stated in or reported by.
idiom
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of according

  • accord +‎ -ing

    From Wiktionary