ac·​cord·​ing·​ly ə-ˈkȯr-diŋ-lē How to pronounce accordingly (audio)
: in accordance : correspondingly
Read the instructions and act accordingly.
: consequently, so
was delayed and accordingly arrived late

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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Word History


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

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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

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“Accordingly.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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ac·​cord·​ing·​ly ə-ˈkȯrd-iŋ-lē How to pronounce accordingly (audio)
: in accordance : correspondingly

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