according to

preposition

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

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/according%20to. Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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according to

preposition
ac·​cord·​ing to

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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