verb \ə-ˈkrd\

: to give (something, such as special treatment or status) to someone or something

Full Definition of ACCORD

transitive verb
:  to bring into agreement :  reconcile
:  to grant or give especially as appropriate, due, or earned
intransitive verb
archaic :  to arrive at an agreement
obsolete :  to give consent
:  to be consistent or in harmony :  agree —usually used with with <a theory that accords with the known facts>

Examples of ACCORD

  1. He was accorded certain favors because of his age.
  2. <claims that the newspaper's quote does not accord with what he actually said>

Origin of ACCORD

Middle English, from Anglo-French acorder, from Vulgar Latin *accordare, from Latin ad- + cord-, cor heart — more at heart
First Known Use: 12th century



: a formal or official agreement

: a situation or state in which people or things agree

Full Definition of ACCORD

a :  agreement, conformity <acted in accord with the company's policy>
b :  a formal reaching of agreement :  compact, treaty
:  balanced interrelationship :  harmony
obsolete :  assent
:  voluntary or spontaneous impulse to act <gave generously of their own accord>

Examples of ACCORD

  1. The two sides were able to reach an accord.
  2. <hoped to bring about a peace accord between the warring nations>

Origin of ACCORD

Middle English, from Anglo-French acord, from acorder
First Known Use: 13th century


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