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 Prioritize content accordingly, and omit details that do not support your candidacy. Dear Sam | Expert Resume, al, "How to build your brand as an emerging young professional," 9 Oct. 2020 No new stimulus, the Fed warned, would spell a fresh round of swift economic disaster; ever-watchful traders caused the stock market to plummet accordingly. J.c. Pan, The New Republic, "Maybe Trump Just Doesn’t Want to Be President," 8 Oct. 2020 The tourism bureau is making plans to market it accordingly. Domenica Bongiovanni, The Indianapolis Star, "1st-in-the-U.S. show at Newfields will let you experience a painting with all your senses," 7 Oct. 2020 Turkey farmers have been anticipating more demand for smaller birds, and have been making adjustments accordingly. Nathaniel Meyersohn, CNN, "Why Thanksgiving turkeys will be smaller this year," 7 Oct. 2020 Stevens predicts that with the ACA gone, insurers would designate coronavirus infection as a preexisting condition and restrict coverage accordingly. Clara Hendrickson, Detroit Free Press, "Stevens attacks Esshaki for supporting ACA repeal but mischaracterizes the consequences," 7 Oct. 2020 These strains mutate and change over time, so scientists swap out the antigens accordingly. Claire Bugos, Smithsonian Magazine, "What to Expect When Covid-19 and the Flu Season Collide," 7 Oct. 2020 Without clear evidence of inflationary pressures, the Fed should lower its definition of full employment to 3% and conduct monetary policy accordingly. William A. Galston, WSJ, "An Equitable Post-Covid Recovery," 6 Oct. 2020 Since space and time are one, what happens to space also affects time: as space is warped, time is stretched or compressed accordingly. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Three scientists win Nobel Physics Prize for groundbreaking black hole work," 6 Oct. 2020

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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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13 Oct 2020

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“Accordingly.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Oct. 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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