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.