ac·cord·ing·ly | \ə-ˈkȯr-diŋ-lē \

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 class involves working with resin, which doesn’t come out of clothing, so dress accordingly., "A craft-making class, honors for a school’s past graduates, and a harbor cleanup," 22 June 2018 Kevin Durant dressed accordingly, sporting a spiffy...t-shirt? Tim Hackett,, "Kevin Durant Wears $190 White Tee on Sports Illustrated Cover," 12 June 2018 Each participating bar / restaurant will have its own specials, games and entertainment: Participating venues: The event is indoors and out, so dress accordingly; forecast calls for a high temperature of about 50 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Marc Bona,, "Superhero bar crawl set for Saturday in the Flats: Accomplish mission, drink beer," 20 Apr. 2018 The highs this week should be in the '80s so dress accordingly. Craig Hlavaty, Houston Chronicle, "All the Astros freebies and giveaways you can get at Minute Maid park this week," 2 Apr. 2018 What to Wear Nashville gets pretty hot (90 degrees is normal for August) and pretty cold (temps can drop below 30 in January), so check the weather to dress accordingly. Meredith Carey, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Essential Things to Know Before You Visit Nashville," 26 Feb. 2018 Elsewhere, Ciara and Victoria Beckham proved pink isn’t going anywhere, Jessica Chastain took her long hair out for one last pre-chop spin, and Cher is back, so prepare accordingly. Jordan Amchin, Vanities, "The Week in Fashion: Kerry Washington Welcomes Summer in Style," 22 June 2018 With the move to the club's new stadium imminent, Spurs are ready to make the leap to the big time and are preparing accordingly by looking to secure the futures of their best talents., "One of a Kind: Why Replacing Mousa Dembele Will Be No Easy Task for Tottenham Hotspur," 21 June 2018 Prepare accordingly, like by packing items #7, #12, and #13. Andrew Skurka, Outside Online, "How to Pack for a Hike," 21 May 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 \

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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a state of commotion or excitement

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