according to
Preposition
  1. (idiomatic) Based on what is said or stated by; on the authority of.
    • 18, Thomas Babington Macaulay, chapter 2, in The History of England from the Accession of James the Second, volume (please specify ), London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, OCLC 1069526323 ↗:
    According to the directions, the glue takes 24 hours to dry.
  2. In a manner conforming or corresponding to; in proportion to; in accordance with. [from 16th c.]
    • Our zeal should be according to knowledge.
  3. Depending on.
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