Meaning of ACCORD in English


I. ə-ˈkȯrd verb

Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French acorder, from Vulgar Latin * accordare, from Latin ad- + cord-, cor heart — more at heart

Date: 12th century

transitive verb

1. : to bring into agreement : reconcile

2. : to grant or give especially as appropriate, due, or earned

intransitive verb

1. archaic : to arrive at an agreement

2. obsolete : to give consent

3. : to be consistent or in harmony : agree — usually used with with

a theory that accord s with the known facts

Synonyms: see grant

II. noun

Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French acord, from acorder

Date: 14th century


a. : agreement , conformity

acted in accord with the company's policy

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

2. : balanced interrelationship : harmony

3. obsolete : assent

4. : voluntary or spontaneous impulse to act

gave generously of their own accord

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.