of one's own accord

Definition of of one's own accord

used to indicate that someone does something because he or she wants to, not because someone has asked the person or forced him or her to do it
  • They left of their own accord.

Word by Word Definitions

own play
  1. : belonging to oneself or itself

  2. used to express immediate or direct kinship

  1. : to have or hold as property : possess

  2. : to have power or mastery over

  3. : to acknowledge to be true, valid, or as claimed : admit

  1. : one or ones belonging to oneself

accord play
  1. : to grant or give especially as appropriate, due, or earned

  2. : to bring into agreement : reconcile

  3. : to be consistent or in harmony : agree

  1. : agreement, conformity

  2. : a formal reaching of agreement : compact, treaty

  3. : voluntary or spontaneous impulse to act


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