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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The event execs had planned accordingly — each seat was topped with a snack box featuring fancy finger sandwiches and Laduree macarons. Rhonda Richford, The Hollywood Reporter, "The 'Mission Impossible — Fallout' Cast on How Paris Inspired the Latest Action-Packed Installment," 13 July 2018 Plan accordingly and drive with caution as roadwork is set to begin near Interstate 90 at the State Route 83 exit ramps. Julie A. Short/special To,, "Swensons restaurant, Planet Fitness coming to Avon: Short Takes on Avon, Avon Lake and North Ridgeville," 22 Apr. 2018 Anyway, watch the trailers below, and set your DVRs accordingly. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "13 New TV Shows We Can't Wait to Watch This Fall," 21 May 2018 As the season unwinds, more kickoff times for games will be announced accordingly. Safid Deen,, "ACC announces kickoff times for Florida State's first three games in 2018 season," 18 May 2018 Portland seems to be a safe wager and is planning accordingly (the A’s may move there before anything happens). Nick Canepa,, "Possible expansion of baseball is bloating, unappetizing entrée," 12 May 2018 When that rate moves up, the rates people use in the analysis will go up accordingly. Tatyana Shumsky, WSJ, "Kraft Heinz’s Goodwill Charge Tops Consumer-Staples Record," 22 Feb. 2019 As a result, homeowners have scaled back their future wealth expectations and household spending growth has declined accordingly. Diana Choyleva, WSJ, "Why China’s New Year Wasn’t Very Festive," 13 Feb. 2019 Women realize that their 15 minutes of fame will, barring tremendous effort, last only for 15 minutes, and respond accordingly. Jennifer Wright, Harper's BAZAAR, "Why Can't Men Like Louis C.K. Accept Their Ideas Are Outdated?," 4 Jan. 2019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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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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