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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Dress accordingly; though the air temperature may be hot, the water is very cold. Longmont Times-call, The Denver Post, "Officials warn some Colorado waterways running high," 8 June 2019 His proposal is, perhaps accordingly, strict: like Booker, Buttigieg’s plan includes forming a nationwide gun licensing system. Vogue, "Taking a Stand: What the 2020 Democratic Candidates Plan to Do About Gun Violence," 2 June 2019 The state's much lesser known wildflower super bloom will happen sometime around mid-July and August, so plan your trip accordingly—and far in advance. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "California is Having Another Lesser Known Super Bloom—This Time in The Mountains," 17 Apr. 2019 In the film, Schumer plays a self-conscious woman who suddenly sees herself as beautiful, and behaves accordingly, after suffering a blow to the head. Mark Olsen,, "Indie Focus: Image and reality in 'I Feel Pretty,' 'Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami' and 'Godard Mon Amour'," 22 Apr. 2018 Additionally, Château d’Yquem was allocated a class of its own, premier cru supérieur, and it is priced accordingly. Lettie Teague, WSJ, "The Best Bargain in French Wines," 24 Aug. 2018 Sliders are sold a la carte and priced accordingly, ranging from $2.50 to $4 each. Lindsey Mcclave, The Courier-Journal, "Oskar's fills a food void in Louisville we didn't know we had | Review," 4 July 2018 One of the ways in how #paid helps creators is helping them learn how to price themselves accordingly. Saryn Chorney,, "How to Make Your Pet Instagram-Famous — and Get Paid Doing It," 30 May 2018 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

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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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