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 Your supporters hang on your every word, take your lead and act accordingly. J.d. Crowe |, al, "Quit sugarcoating the coronavirus, Mr. President," 26 Mar. 2020 MotionEvent helps apps interpret these user inputs respond accordingly. Lily Hay Newman, Wired, "Google Removes Adware-Laced Kids' Apps From Play Store," 24 Mar. 2020 The library’s leadership team will continue to monitor the situation and respond accordingly. cleveland, "Bay Village, Rocky River and Westlake libraries closed the books temporarily on their buildings; some services still available," 14 Mar. 2020 Nick Wolda, president of Visit The Woodlands, said township officials are monitoring the situation daily and responding accordingly. Jeff Forward, Houston Chronicle, "Lunar and Planetary Science Conference canceled in Woodlands amid coronavirus fears," 10 Mar. 2020 Norvell indicated his staff has seen plenty of Ridder on tape and has prepared accordingly. Fletcher Page,, "Luke Fickell: UC football will evaluate Desmond Ridder before AAC championship vs. Memphis," 6 Dec. 2019 The coronavirus crisis is an evolving situation, and fast-food chains have altered their response to the illness accordingly. Dalvin Brown, USA TODAY, "Coronavirus: Restaurant reservations plunge, but fast food is doing fine," 18 Mar. 2020 Every manager has a different communication style, and part of your job is to recognize and adapt to it accordingly. Stacy-marie Ishmael, SELF, "The One Workplace Skill You Can’t Afford to Skip," 11 Feb. 2020 Above all, the graboids are smart and capable of learning about their human prey and adapting accordingly. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Tremors turns 30, the most perfect B movie creature feature ever made," 19 Jan. 2020

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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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4 Apr 2020

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“Accordingly.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Apr. 2020.

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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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