according to


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.
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First Known Use of according to

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for according to

Middle English acordyng to, from acordyng "agreeing" (from present participle of accorden "to accord entry 1") + to to entry 1

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“According to.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners 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)

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Kids Definition of according to

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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