• (British) IPA: /əˈkɔːd/
  • (America) IPA: /ə.ˈkɔɹd/


  1. Agreement or concurrence of opinion, will, or action.
    • 1769, The King James Bible - Oxford Standard Text, Acts 1:14
      These all continued with one accord in prayer.
  2. A harmony in sound, pitch and tone; concord.
  3. Agreement or harmony of things in general.
    the accord of light and shade in painting
  4. (legal) An agreement between parties in controversy, by which satisfaction for an injury is stipulated, and which, when executed, prevents a lawsuit.
  5. (international law) An international agreement.
    The Geneva Accord of 1954 ended the French-Indochinese War.
  6. (obsolete) Assent
  7. Voluntary or spontaneous impulse to act.
    Nobody told me to do it. I did it of my own accord.
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981 ↗, Leviticus 25:5 ↗:
      That which groweth of its own accord of thy harvest thou shalt not reap.
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accord (accords, present participle according; past and past participle accorded)

  1. (transitive) To make to agree or correspond; to suit one thing to another; to adjust.
  2. (transitive) To bring (people) to an agreement; to reconcile, settle, adjust or harmonize.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Qveene. […], London: Printed [by John Wolfe] for VVilliam Ponsonbie, OCLC 960102938 ↗, book III:
      But Satyrane forth stepping, did them stay / And with faire treatie pacifide their ire, / Then when they were accorded from the fray {{...}
  3. (intransitive) To agree or correspond; to be in harmony; to be concordant#Adjective|concordant.
    • 1671, John Milton, “Book the Third”, in Paradise Regain’d. A Poem. In IV Books. To which is Added, Samson Agonistes, London: Printed by J. M[acock] for John Starkey […], OCLC 228732398 ↗, lines 9–11, page 54 ↗:
      Thy actions to thy words accord, thy words / To thy large heart give utterance due, thy heart / Conteins of good, wiſe, juſt, the perfect ſhape.
    • 1910, Emerson Hough, chapter II, in The Purchase Price: Or The Cause of Compromise, Indianapolis, Ind.: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, OCLC 639762314 ↗, page 0147 ↗:
      Carried somehow, somewhither, for some reason, on these surging floods, were these travelers, […]. Even such a boat as the Mount Vernon offered a total deck space so cramped as to leave secrecy or privacy well out of the question, even had the motley and democratic assemblage of passengers been disposed to accord either.
  4. (intransitive) To agree in pitch and tone.
  5. (transitive, legal) To grant as suitable or proper; to concede or award.
  6. (intransitive, obsolete) To give consent.
  7. (intransitive, archaic) To arrive at an agreement.
Translations Translations
  • Russian: гармони́ровать

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