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Definition of Accord


  1. Agreement or concurrence of opinion, will, or action; harmony of mind; consent; assent.
  2. Harmony of sounds; agreement in pitch and tone; concord; as, the accord of tones.
  3. Agreement, harmony, or just correspondence of things; as, the accord of light and shade in painting.
  4. Voluntary or spontaneous motion or impulse to act; -- preceded by own; as, of one's own accord.
  5. An agreement between parties in controversy, by which satisfaction for an injury is stipulated, and which, when executed, bars a suit.
  6. To make to agree or correspond; to suit one thing to another; to adjust; -- followed by to.
  7. To bring to an agreement, as persons; to reconcile; to settle, adjust, harmonize, or compose, as things; as, to accord suits or controversies.
  8. To grant as suitable or proper; to concede; to award; as, to accord to one due praise.
  9. To agree; to correspond; to be in harmony; -- followed by with, formerly also by to; as, his disposition accords with his looks.
  10. To agree in pitch and tone.

Accord Quotations

All you have to do is know where you're going. The answers will come to you of their own accord.
Earl Nightingale

I will not attack your doctrines nor your creeds if they accord liberty to me. If they hold thought to be dangerous - if they aver that doubt is a crime, then I attack them one and all, because they enslave the minds of men.
Robert Green Ingersoll

The spirited horse, which will try to win the race of its own accord, will run even faster if encouraged.

We each have a sixth sense that is attuned to the oneness dimension in life, providing a means for us to guide our lives in accord with our ideas.
Henry Reed

Global warming is a fact. Now it's up to liberals to make it a reality. Hence there is crucial importance in preventing powerful, greedy free market forces from getting in the way of worsening storms and rising sea levels. The Kyoto Accord is a good first step.
P. J. O'Rourke
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Accord Translations

accord in Danish is akkord
accord in Dutch is accoord, overeenstemming
accord in Italian is accordo, accordare, unisono, concordanza
accord in Latin is placitum
accord in Norwegian is forsone, enighet, innvilge, samsvar
accord in Portuguese is acordo
accord in Spanish is concordar, asonancia, concordar, otorgar
accord in Swedish is medge, bevilja
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