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accord (harmony)

Definition:

harmony of people's opinions, actions, or characters

Class:

state noun (stable states of affairs)

Plural:

accords

Type of:

harmony » order » state » attribute

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

agreement

Etymology:

[verb] from Old French acorder (12th century) "reconcile, agree, be ... | [noun]...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of accord...

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

accord | with one accord [sense-specific] | of one's own accord [sense-specific] | agreement [synonym, sense-specific] | harmony [synonym, sense-specific] | compromise [synonym, sense-specific] | bestow [synonym, sense-specific] | conformity [synonym, sense-specific] | accordable [adjective, derived]

agreement; conformity; accordance (especially in the phrase in accord with) | consent or concurrence of opinion | See "with one accord" | pleasing ... (20 of 589 words, 8 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/accord

Wikipedia:

Accord [disambiguation]

may refer to: Accord, New York, a hamlet in Ulster County, seat of the Town of Rochester | Arab-Israeli conflict Camp David Accords (1978) in the Egypt-Israel conflict | Oslo Accords (1993), part of a peace process of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict |... (39 of 374 words, 33 definitions)

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Wiktionary:

accord | accords [plural] | accorded [past tense] | according [present participle] | consent [synonym, sense-specific] | assent [synonym, sense-specific] | treaty [synonym, sense-specific] | concord [synonym, sense-specific] | Assent [synonym, sense-specific]

Agreement or concurrence of opinion, will, or action. | A harmony in sound, pitch and tone; concord. | Agreement or harmony of things in general. | [law] An agreement between parties in controversy, by which satisfaction for an injury is stipulated,... (38 of 254 words, 14 definitions, 8 usage examples, pronunciations)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/accord

Oxford Dictionary:

accord | accord with | in accord with | of one's own accord | with one accord

give or grant someone (power, status, or recognition) | ("accord with") : (of a concept or fact) be harmonious or consistent with | an official ... (23 of 186 words, 7 definitions, 10 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/accord

Merriam-Webster:

accord [entry 1, verb] | reconcile [synonym, sense-specific] | agree [synonym, sense-specific] | check [synonym, sense-specific] | answer [synonym, sense-specific] | chord [synonym, sense-specific] | cohere [synonym, sense-specific] | coincide [synonym, sense-specific] | comport [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

to bring into agreement; "reconcile" | to grant or give especially as appropriate, due, or earned | [archaic] to arrive at an agreement | [obsolete] ... (22 of 176 words, 5 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/accord

accord [entry 2, noun] | compact [synonym, sense-specific] | harmony [synonym, sense-specific] | treaty [synonym, sense-specific] | agreement [synonym, sense-specific] | conformity [synonym, sense-specific] | assent [synonym, sense-specific] | alliance [synonym, sense-specific] | convention [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

"agreement", "conformity" ; a formal reaching of agreement; "compact", "treaty" | balanced interrelationship; "harmony" | [obsolete] "assent" | ... (15 of 149 words, 4 definitions, 3 usage examples)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/accord show=1

American Heritage Dictionary:

accord | accorded [past tense] | according [present participle] | accords [3rd-person singular present] | accorder [noun, related]

To cause to conform or agree; bring into harmony. | To grant, especially as being due or appropriate | To bestow upon | To be in agreement, unity, or ... (26 of 130 words, 8 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/accord

Macmillan British Dictionary:

accord [countable] | accords [plural] | do something of your own accord | in accord with | with one accord

a formal agreement between countries or groups | "do something of your own accord": to do something without being asked, forced, or helped by someone ... (24 of 127 words, 4 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/accord

accord [transitive, formal, verb] | accorded [past tense] | according [present participle] | accords [3rd-person singular present]

to treat someone or something in a particular way, especially by giving them power, respect, or status (17 of 73 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/accord 7

Cambridge Dictionary:

accord [entry 1] | of your own accord | with one accord

(a formal) agreement | "of your own accord": If you do something of your own accord, you do it without being asked to do it | "with one accord": ... (27 of 99 words, 3 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/accord 1

accord [entry 2, formal]

to treat someone specially, usually by showing respect (8 of 41 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/accord 2

Random House Dictionary:

accord | of one's own accord [sense-specific]

to be in agreement or harmony; agree. | to make agree or correspond; adapt. | to grant; bestow. | [archaic] to settle; reconcile. | proper ... (21 of 86 words, 9 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/accord

New World Dictionary:

accord

to make agree or harmonize; reconcile | to grant or concede; bestow | to be in agreement or harmony (with) | mutual agreement; harmony | an informal ... (23 of 56 words, 7 definitions, pronunciation)

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Britannica Encyclopedia:

harmony [music]

in music, the sound of two or more notes heard simultaneously. In practice, this broad definition can also include some instances of notes sounded one ... (25 of 1555 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/255575​/harmony

Columbia Encyclopedia:

harmony

in music, simultaneous sounding of two or more tones and, especially, the study of chords and their relations. Harmony was the last in the development ... (25 of 216 words)

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Encarta Dictionary:

accord | accords [plural] | accorded [past tense] | according [present participle]

to give somebody or something a particular status or treatment | to be in agreement or come to an agreement | to bestow something such as a blessing ... (26 of 141 words, 6 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861583269​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

accord

First use: early 12th century | late 13th century

Origin: [verb] from Old French acorder (12th century) "reconcile, agree, be ... | [noun] accourd, from Old French acord "agreement", a back ... (26 of 57 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=accord

American Heritage Dictionary:

accord | accorded [past tense] | according [present participle] | accords [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English accorden, from Old French acorder, from Medieval Latin accordāre, to bring into agreement: Latin ... (16 of 27 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/accord

Oxford Dictionary:

accord | accord with

Origin: Old English, from Old French acorder "reconcile, be of one mind", from Latin ad- "to" + cor, cord- "heart"; influenced by "concord"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/accord

New World Dictionary:

accord

Origin: Middle English acorden from Old French acorder from Vulgar Latin *accordare from Latin ad-, to + cor (generally cordis), "heart"

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Collins Dictionary:

accord

First use: 12th century

Origin: via Old French from Latin ad- to + cord-, stem of cor heart

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/accord

Merriam-Webster:

accord [entry 1, verb]

First use: 12th century

Origin: Middle English, from Anglo-French acorder, from Vulgar Latin *accordare, from Latin ad- + cord-, cor heart

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/accord

accord [entry 2, noun]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Middle English, from Anglo-French acord, from acorder

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Encarta Dictionary:

accord | accords [plural] | accorded [past tense] | according [present participle]

First use: Pre-12th century

Origin: Old French acorder from Latin ad "to" + cord-, stem of cor "heart"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861583269​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

accord | accords [plural] | accorded [past tense] | according [present participle]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "accord"

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Collins Dictionary:

accord

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "accord"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/accord

Macmillan British Dictionary:

accord [countable] | accords [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "accord"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/accord

accord [transitive, formal, verb] | accorded [past tense] | according [present participle] | accords [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "accord"

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

accord [countable, noun] | accords [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "accord"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/accord

accord [transitive, formal, verb] | accorded [past tense] | according [present participle] | accords [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "accord"

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Cambridge Dictionary:

accord [entry 1]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "accord"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "accord"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/accord 1

the Free Dictionary:

accord

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "accord"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "accord"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "accord" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

accord | accords [plural] | accorded [past tense] | according [present participle]

Audio: English pronunciation of "accord"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

accord

Audio: North American pronunciation of "accord"

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YourDictionary Audio:

accord

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "accord" by speech synthesizer

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