Meaning of ACCORD in English
I. ac ‧ cord 1 /əˈkɔːd $ -ɔːrd/ BrE AmE noun
[ Date: 1200-1300 ; Language: Old French ; Origin: acort , from acorder ; ⇨ ↑ accord 2 ]
1 . of sb’s/sth’s own accord without being asked or forced to do something:
He decided to go of his own accord.
The door seemed to move of its own accord.
2 . [uncountable] formal a situation in which two people, ideas, or statements agree with each other
be in accord with something
These results are in accord with earlier research.
in perfect/complete accord
It is important to the success of any firm that its partners should be in complete accord.
3 . [countable] a formal agreement between countries or groups:
the Helsinki accord on human rights
4 . with one accord formal if two or more people do something with one accord, they do it together or at the same time:
There was a silence as the women turned with one accord to stare at Doreen.
II. accord 2 BrE AmE verb formal
[ Date: 1100-1200 ; Language: Old French ; Origin: acorder , from Vulgar Latin accordare , from Latin ad- 'to' + cor 'heart' ]
1 . [transitive] to give someone or something special attention or a particular type of treatment:
You will not be accorded any special treatment.
accord something to something/somebody
Every school accords high priority to the quality of teaching.
2 . accord with something to match or agree with something:
The punishments accorded with the current code of discipline.
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English. Longman - Словарь современного английского языка. 2012