Complete Definition of "accord"

see|Accord
English

Etymology
From ME. acord, #Middle English|accord, acorden, accorden, through OF. acort, acorde, and acorder, confer French #French|accord and accorder, and in turn from LL. accordare; L. ad + cor, cordis, heart. Confer concord, discord, and see heart.

Pronunciation
audio|en-us-accord.ogg|Audio (US)
rhymes|ÉË(r)d

Noun
en-noun

  1. Agreement or concurrence of opinion, will, or action; harmony of mind; consent; assent.

#:*A mediator of an accord and peace between them. - Bacon.
#:*These all continued with one accord in prayer. - Acts 1:14

  1. Harmony of sounds; agreement in pitch and tone; concord; as, the accord

#:*Those sweet accords are even the angels' lays. - Sir J. Davies.

  1. Agreement, harmony, or just correspondence of things; as, the accord of light and shade in painting.
  2. Voluntary or spontaneous motion or impulse to act; -- preceded by own; as, of one's own accord.

#:*That which groweth of its own accord of thy harvest thou shalt not reap. - Leviticus xxv. 5
#:*Of his own accord he went unto you. - 2 Corinthians 7:17
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  1. law An agreement between parties in controversy, by which satisfaction for an injury is stipulated, and which, when executed, bars a suit. - Blackstone.''

#:Derived phrase
#:*With one accord, with unanimity.
#::They rushed with one accord into the theater. - Acts 19:29

Translations
trans-top|agreement or concurrence of opinion
Cebuano: panaghiuyon
French: entente f
German: Ãbereinstimmung f
Hebrew: ×ס×× (heskem) m
Ido: akordo
Indonesian: sepakat|kesepakatan, setuju|persetujuan
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Interlingua: accordo
Italian: accordo m
Japanese: åæ (ããã, gÅi)
Portuguese: acordo m
Spanish: acuerdo m
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trans-top|harmony of sounds
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trans-top|agreement, harmony, or just correspondence
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trans-top|voluntary or spontaneous motion or impulse to act
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trans-top|an agreement
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Verb
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  1. transitive To make to agree or correspond; to suit one thing to another; to adjust; -- followed by to.

#:Quotations
#:*Her hands accorded the lute's music to the voice. - Sidney.

  1. transitive To bring to an agreement, as persons; to reconcile; to settle, adjust, harmonize, or compose, as things; as, to accord suits or controversies.

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#:*When they were accorded from the fray. - Spenser.
#:*All which particulars, being confessedly knotty and difficult can never be accorded but by a competent stock of critical learning. - South.

  1. transitive To grant as suitable or proper; to concede; to award; as, to accord to one due praise.

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#:*According his desire. - Spenser.

  1. intransitive To agree; to correspond; to be in harmony; -- followed by with, formerly also by to; as, his disposition accords with his looks.

#:Quotations
#:*My heart accordeth with my tongue. - Shakespeare, 2 Henry VI, III-i
#:*Thy actions to thy words accord. - Milton, Paradise regained

  1. intransitive To agree in pitch and tone.

Translations
trans-top|transitive: to accord
Spanish: acordar
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trans-top|transitive: to bring to an agreement
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trans-top|transitive: to grant
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Derived terms
accord with
according
accordingly
accordment
defence accord


French

Pronunciation
audio|en-us-accord.ogg|Audio (US)
IPA|/a.kÉÊ/, SAMPA|/a.kOR/

Noun
fr-noun|m

  1. chord
  2. agreement

Derived terms
acord
d'accord

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