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1 a formal agreement between two or more nations or peoples
  • hoped to bring about a peace accord between the warring nations

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3 an arrangement about action to be taken
  • the judges have reached an accord: the match will have to be replayed

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5 the act or power of making one's own choices or decisions
  • did not move to a different workstation of her own accord

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Synonyms & Antonyms of accord (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to be in agreement on every point
  • claims that the newspaper's quote does not accord with what he actually said

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2 to give the ownership or benefit of (something) formally or publicly
  • women were finally accorded the right to vote in 1920

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grant, concede, vouchsafe, accord, award mean to give as a favor or a right. grant implies giving to a claimant or petitioner something that could be withheld. granted them a new hearing concede implies yielding something reluctantly in response to a rightful or compelling claim. even her critics concede she can be charming vouchsafe implies granting something as a courtesy or an act of gracious condescension. vouchsafed the secret to only a few chosen disciples accord implies giving to another what is due or proper. accorded all the honors befitting a head of state award implies giving what is deserved or merited usually after a careful weighing of pertinent factors. awarded the company a huge defense contract

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The first known use of accord was before the 12th century

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“Accord.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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