: 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)
: as stated or attested by
Examples of ACCORDING TO
- 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
preposition ac·cord·ing to
: in agreement with <Everything was done according to the rules.>
: as stated by <According to the weather report, it's going to rain.>
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