Meaning of ACCORD in English


— accordable , adj. — accorder , n.

/euh kawrd"/ , v.i.

1. to be in agreement or harmony; agree.


2. to make agree or correspond; adapt.

3. to grant; bestow: to accord due praise.

4. Archaic. to settle; reconcile.


5. proper relationship or proportion; harmony.

6. a harmonious union of sounds, colors, etc.

7. consent or concurrence of opinions or wills; agreement.

8. an international agreement; settlement of questions outstanding among nations.

9. of one's own accord , without being asked or told; voluntarily: We did the extra work of our own accord.

[ 1100-50; ME ac ( c ) corden, late OE acordan acorder accordare, equiv. to L ac- AC- + cord- heart, mind; see CORDIAL, HEART ]

Syn. 1. harmonize, concur. See correspond. 2. reconcile.

Ant. 1. conflict. 3. withhold, deny; withdraw.

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .