- 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
- Harmony of sounds; agreement in pitch and tone; concord; as, the accord
- Those sweet accords are even the angels' lays. - Sir J. Davies.
- Agreement, harmony, or just correspondence of things; as, the accord of light and shade in painting.
- 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
- 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
- (transitive) To make to agree or correspond; to suit one thing to another; to adjust; -- followed by to.
Etymology: From acord, Middle English, accord, acorden, accorden, through acort, acorde, and acorder, confer French French, accord and accorder, and in turn from accordare; ad + cor, cordis, heart. Confer concord, discord, and see heart.
- Her hands accorded the lute's music to the voice. - Sidney.
- (transitive) To bring to an agreement, as persons; to reconcile; to settle, adjust, harmonize, or compose, as things; as, to accord suits or controversies.
- 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.
- (transitive) To grant as suitable or proper; to concede; to award; as, to accord to one due praise.
- According his desire. - Spenser.
- (intransitive) To agree; to correspond; to be in harmony; -- followed by with, formerly also by to; as, his disposition accords with his looks.
- My heart accordeth with my tongue. - Shakespeare, 2 Henry VI, III-i
- Thy actions to thy words accord. - Milton, Paradise regained
- (intransitive) To agree in pitch and tone.
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