Simple Definition of according to
: as stated, reported, or recorded by (someone or something)
: as directed or required by (rules, directions, etc.)
: in a way that is based on (something)
Full Definition of according to
1 : in conformity with
2 : as stated or attested by
3 : depending on
Examples of according to in a sentence
According to rumors I've heard, he was fired for stealing from the company.
She always did everything according to the rules.
I cooked the rice according to the directions on the box.
He was paid according to how quickly he worked.
First Known Use of according to
ACCORDING TO Defined for Kids
Definition of according to for Students
1 : in agreement with <Everything was done according to the rules.>
2 : as stated by <According to the weather report, it's going to rain.>
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