accord

[[t]əkɔ͟ː(r)d[/t]]
accords, according, accorded
1) N-COUNT: usu with supp, oft n N An accord between countries or groups of people is a formal agreement, for example to end a war.

...UNITA, legalised as a political party under the 1991 peace accords.

2) VERB If you are accorded a particular kind of treatment, people act towards you or treat you in that way. [FORMAL]

[be V-ed n] His predecessor was accorded an equally tumultuous welcome...

[V n n] On his return home, the government accorded him the rank of Colonel...

[V-ed] The treatment accorded to a United Nations official was little short of insulting. [Also V n to n]

Syn:
3) VERB If one fact, idea, or condition accords with another, they are in agreement and there is no conflict between them. [FORMAL]

[V with n] Such an approach accords with the principles of socialist ideology.

[V with n] ...scientific evidence that did not fully accord with the facts uncovered by the police.

Syn:
4) See also according to
5) PHRASE: v-link PHR, PHR after v, oft PHR with n If one person, action, or fact is in accord with another, they are in agreement and there is no conflict between them. You can also say that two people or things are in accord. [FORMAL]

...this military action, taken in accord with United Nations resolutions...

Old enemies can become new friends even if all their national interests are not in complete accord.

6) PHRASE: PHR after v If something happens of its own accord, it seems to happen by itself, without anyone making it happen.

In many cases the disease will clear up of its own accord.

7) PHRASE: PHR after v If you do something of your own accord, you do it because you want to, without being asked or forced.

He did not quit as France's prime minister of his own accord.

Syn:
voluntarily
8) PHRASE If a number of people do something with one accord, they do it together or at the same time, because they agree about what should be done. [LITERARY]

With one accord they turned and walked back over the grass.


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