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 With a better understanding of the revenue available, Democrats can then develop a topline amount of spending for the package, and adjust the duration and sums for various programs accordingly. Compiled Democrat-gazette Staff From Wire Reports, Arkansas Online, 23 Oct. 2021 With a better understanding of the revenues available, Democrats can then develop a topline amount of spending for the package, and adjust the duration and sums for various programs accordingly., 23 Oct. 2021 Doors will unlock automatically, lights will recognize my mood and adjust accordingly. Hod Fleishman, Forbes, 12 Oct. 2021 Answer these questions and adjust your plan accordingly. Punit Dhillon, Rolling Stone, 1 Oct. 2021 The software, or artificial intelligence as the article puts it, can estimate where the target will be 1.6 seconds in the future and adjust the weapon's aim accordingly. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 30 Sep. 2021 Algorithms can then adjust the terms of the deal accordingly, raising the cost of capital to account for greater risks. Nicolás Rivero, Quartz, 28 Sep. 2021 Standard magnetorheological dampers sense the road surface and your driving intention and adjust accordingly. K.c. Colwell, Car and Driver, 17 Sep. 2021 Pay close attention to the heat levels specified in the recipe and adjust accordingly. Washington Post, 18 Aug. 2021

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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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26 Oct 2021

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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 : therefore


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 improve his health. Accordingly, he's changing his habits.

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