Meaning of ACCORD in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ əkɔ:(r)d ]

( accords, according, accorded)

Frequency: The word is one of the 700 most common words in English.


An accord between countries or groups of people is a formal agreement, for example to end a war.

...a fitting way to celebrate the peace accord.

N-COUNT : usu with supp , oft n N


If you are accorded a particular kind of treatment, people act towards you or treat you in that way. ( FORMAL )

His predecessor was accorded an equally tumultuous welcome...

The government accorded him the rank of Colonel...

The treatment accorded to a United Nations official was little short of insulting.

= grant

VERB : be V-ed n , V n n , V-ed , also V n to n


If one fact, idea, or condition accords with another, they are in agreement and there is no conflict between them. ( FORMAL )

Such an approach accords with the principles of socialist ideology.

= correspond

VERB : V with n


see also according to


If one person, action, or fact is in accord with another, they are in agreement and there is no conflict between them. You can also say that two people or things are in accord . ( FORMAL )

...this military action, taken in accord with United Nations resolutions...

PHRASE : v-link PHR , PHR after v , oft PHR with n


If something happens of its own accord , it seems to happen by itself, without anyone making it happen.

In many cases the disease will clear up of its own accord.

PHRASE : PHR after v


If you do something of your own accord , you do it because you want to, without being asked or forced.

He did not quit as France’s prime minister of his own accord.

= voluntarily

PHRASE : PHR after v


If a number of people do something with one accord , they do it together or at the same time, because they agree about what should be done. ( LITERARY )

With one accord they turned and walked back over the grass.


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