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  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
    1. 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
    1. (transitive) To make to agree or correspond; to suit one thing to another; to adjust; -- followed by to.
    • 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.
  • 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.
  • Quotations
  • 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.
  • 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.

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