according to


according to

preposition

: 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

  1. According to rumors I've heard, he was fired for stealing from the company.
  2. She always did everything according to the rules.
  3. I cooked the rice according to the directions on the box.
  4. He was paid according to how quickly he worked.

First Known Use of ACCORDING TO

14th century

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