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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  According  \Ac*cord"ing\,  adv 
  Accordingly;  correspondingly.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Accord  \Ac*cord"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Accorded};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {According}.]  [OE.  acorden  accorden  OF  acorder  F. 
  accorder,  fr  LL  accordare  L.  ad  +  cor,  cordis,  heart.  Cf 
  {Concord},  {Discord},  and  see  {Heart}.] 
  1.  To  make  to  agree  or  correspond;  to  suit  one  thing  to 
  another;  to  adjust  --  followed  by  to  [R.] 
 
  Her  hands  accorded  the  lute's  music  to  the  voice. 
  --Sidney. 
 
  2.  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. 
 
  3.  To  grant  as  suitable  or  proper;  to  concede;  to  award;  as 
  to  accord  to  one  due  praise.  ``According  his  desire.'' 
  --Spenser. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  According  \Ac*cord"ing\,  p.  a. 
  Agreeing;  in  agreement  or  harmony;  harmonious.  ``This 
  according  voice  of  national  wisdom.''  --Burke.  ``Mind  and 
  soul  according  well.''  --Tennyson. 
 
  According  to  him  every  person  was  to  be  bought. 
  --Macaulay. 
 
  Our  zeal  should  be  according  to  knowledge.  --Sprat. 
 
  Note:  According  to  has  been  called  a  prepositional  phrase, 
  but  strictly  speaking,  according  is  a  participle  in  the 
  sense  of  agreeing,  acceding,  and  to  alone  is  the 
  preposition. 
 
  {According  as},  precisely  as  the  same  as  corresponding  to 
  the  way  in  which  According  as  is  an  adverbial  phrase,  of 
  which  the  propriety  has  been  doubted;  but  good  usage 
  sanctions  it  See  {According},  adv 
 
  Is  all  things  well  According  as  I  gave  directions? 
  --Shak. 
 
  The  land  which  the  Lord  will  give  you  according  as 
  he  hath  promised.  --Ex.  xii.  25. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  according 
  adj  1:  (followed  by  `to')  as  reported  or  stated  by  "according  to 
  historians" 
  2:  (followed  by  `to')  in  agreement  with  or  accordant  with 
  "according  to  instructions" 




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