ac·​cord·​ing·​ly | \ ə-ˈkȯr-diŋ-lē How to pronounce accordingly (audio) \

Definition of accordingly

1 : in accordance : correspondingly Read the instructions and act accordingly.
2 : consequently, so was delayed and accordingly arrived late

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Examples of accordingly in a Sentence

He knew his limitations and acted accordingly. She is considered a manager and is paid accordingly. The car is made with the best materials and is priced accordingly.
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Recent Examples on the Web On Thursday, Amazon reported earnings for the holiday quarter that blew Wall Street's expectations out of the water, and investors responded accordingly. Clare Duffy, CNN, "Jeff Bezos added billions to his fortune this week," 2 Feb. 2020 Congressional Democrats who could face uphill reelection battles this year are responding accordingly. David M. Drucker, Washington Examiner, "Centrist Democrats coalesce behind Biden as Trump threat looms over their districts," 14 Jan. 2020 Your body interprets a new tattoo as a wound and responds accordingly, in two general ways. Christopher D. Lynn, The Conversation, "Untangling tattoos’ influence on immune response," 2 Oct. 2019 An El Niño comes along, vegetation changes, seeds change, and the beak of the finch evolves accordingly in response to that environmental change. David Noonan, Scientific American, "Pop Culture’s Rate of Change May Mirror Organic Evolution," 22 Jan. 2020 The new 2020 Telluride and 2020 Palisade three-row SUVs certainly qualify, and the companies have both rolled out a slight price uptick accordingly. Joey Capparella, Car and Driver, "Kia Telluride and Hyundai Palisade Are Getting Pricier Already," 17 Jan. 2020 First, consider the type and finish of the wall paint, and then follow the below instructions accordingly. Jennifer Kopf, Country Living, "How to Clean Walls so They Sparkle," 16 Jan. 2020 But know when the camera's on, and make your case accordingly. Bill Goodykoontz, azcentral, "Democratic debate dug deep on policy. Despite nudges, candidates dodged personal attacks," 14 Jan. 2020 Starting in February, the group will meet every six months to review artist compensation, share feedback and findings, and make adjustments accordingly. Tatiana Cirisano, Billboard, "Sofar Sounds Opens Its Books on Event Profits After Artists Ask Where the Money Goes," 19 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of accordingly

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for accordingly

Middle English, from acordyng "agreeing" (from present participle of accorden "to accord entry 1") + -ly -ly entry 2

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The first known use of accordingly was in the 15th century

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8 Feb 2020

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“Accordingly.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of accordingly

: in a proper or appropriate way : in a way that suits the facts, needs, or requirements of a situation
: as a result


ac·​cord·​ing·​ly | \ ə-ˈkȯr-diŋ-lē How to pronounce accordingly (audio) \

Kids Definition of accordingly

1 : in the necessary way : in the way called for Knowing my limits, I ran accordingly.
2 : as a result : consequently, so He needs to lose weight. Accordingly, he's changing his habits.

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