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according to

preposition

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)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of according to

  1. 1 :  in conformity with

  2. 2 :  as stated or attested by

  3. 3 :  depending on

Examples of according to in a sentence

  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.



14th Century

First Known Use of according to

14th century


ACCORDING TO Defined for Kids

according to

preposition ac·cord·ing to

Definition of according to for Students

  1. 1 :  in agreement with <Everything was done according to the rules.>

  2. 2 :  as stated by <According to the weather report, it's going to rain.>





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