What does accord mean?

Definitions for accord
əˈkɔrdac·cord

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. agreement, accordnoun

    harmony of people's opinions or actions or characters

    "the two parties were in agreement"

  2. accord, conformity, accordancenoun

    concurrence of opinion

    "we are in accord with your proposal"

  3. treaty, pact, accordnoun

    a written agreement between two states or sovereigns

  4. accordverb

    sympathetic compatibility

  5. harmonize, harmonise, consort, accord, concord, fit in, agreeverb

    go together

    "The colors don't harmonize"; "Their ideas concorded"

  6. accord, allot, grantverb

    allow to have

    "grant a privilege"

Wiktionary

  1. accordnoun

    Agreement or concurrence of opinion, will, or action.

    Etymology: * First attested in the late 13th century.

  2. accordnoun

    A harmony in sound, pitch and tone; concord.

    Etymology: * First attested in the late 13th century.

  3. accordnoun

    Agreement or harmony of things in general.

    Etymology: * First attested in the late 13th century.

  4. accordnoun

    An agreement between parties in controversy, by which satisfaction for an injury is stipulated, and which, when executed, prevents a lawsuit.

    Etymology: * First attested in the late 13th century.

  5. accordnoun

    An international agreement.

    The Geneva Accord of 1954 ended the French-Indochinese War.

    Etymology: * First attested in the late 13th century.

  6. accordnoun

    Assent

    Etymology: * First attested in the late 13th century.

  7. accordnoun

    Voluntary or spontaneous impulse to act.

    Etymology: * First attested in the late 13th century.

  8. accordverb

    To make to agree or correspond; to suit one thing to another; to adjust.

    Etymology: * First attested in the late 13th century.

  9. accordverb

    To bring (people) to an agreement; to reconcile, settle, adjust or harmonize.

    Etymology: * First attested in the late 13th century.

  10. accordverb

    To agree or correspond; to be in harmony.

    Etymology: * First attested in the late 13th century.

  11. accordverb

    To agree in pitch and tone.

    Etymology: * First attested in the late 13th century.

  12. accordverb

    To grant as suitable or proper; to concede or award.

    Etymology: * First attested in the late 13th century.

  13. accordverb

    To give consent.

    Etymology: * First attested in the late 13th century.

  14. accordverb

    To arrive at an agreement.

    Etymology: * First attested in the late 13th century.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Accordverb

    agreement or concurrence of opinion, will, or action; harmony of mind; consent; assent

    Etymology: [OE. acorden, accorden, OF. acorder, F. accorder, fr. LL. accordare; L. ad + cor, cordis, heart. Cf. Concord, Discord, and see Heart.]

  2. Accordverb

    harmony of sounds; agreement in pitch and tone; concord; as, the accord of tones

    Etymology: [OE. acorden, accorden, OF. acorder, F. accorder, fr. LL. accordare; L. ad + cor, cordis, heart. Cf. Concord, Discord, and see Heart.]

  3. Accordverb

    agreement, harmony, or just correspondence of things; as, the accord of light and shade in painting

    Etymology: [OE. acorden, accorden, OF. acorder, F. accorder, fr. LL. accordare; L. ad + cor, cordis, heart. Cf. Concord, Discord, and see Heart.]

  4. Accordverb

    voluntary or spontaneous motion or impulse to act; -- preceded by own; as, of one's own accord

    Etymology: [OE. acorden, accorden, OF. acorder, F. accorder, fr. LL. accordare; L. ad + cor, cordis, heart. Cf. Concord, Discord, and see Heart.]

  5. Accordverb

    an agreement between parties in controversy, by which satisfaction for an injury is stipulated, and which, when executed, bars a suit

    Etymology: [OE. acorden, accorden, OF. acorder, F. accorder, fr. LL. accordare; L. ad + cor, cordis, heart. Cf. Concord, Discord, and see Heart.]

  6. Accordverb

    to make to agree or correspond; to suit one thing to another; to adjust; -- followed by to

    Etymology: [OE. acorden, accorden, OF. acorder, F. accorder, fr. LL. accordare; L. ad + cor, cordis, heart. Cf. Concord, Discord, and see Heart.]

  7. Accordverb

    to bring to an agreement, as persons; to reconcile; to settle, adjust, harmonize, or compose, as things; as, to accord suits or controversies

    Etymology: [OE. acorden, accorden, OF. acorder, F. accorder, fr. LL. accordare; L. ad + cor, cordis, heart. Cf. Concord, Discord, and see Heart.]

  8. Accordverb

    to grant as suitable or proper; to concede; to award; as, to accord to one due praise

    Etymology: [OE. acorden, accorden, OF. acorder, F. accorder, fr. LL. accordare; L. ad + cor, cordis, heart. Cf. Concord, Discord, and see Heart.]

  9. Accordverb

    to agree; to correspond; to be in harmony; -- followed by with, formerly also by to; as, his disposition accords with his looks

    Etymology: [OE. acorden, accorden, OF. acorder, F. accorder, fr. LL. accordare; L. ad + cor, cordis, heart. Cf. Concord, Discord, and see Heart.]

  10. Accordverb

    to agree in pitch and tone

    Etymology: [OE. acorden, accorden, OF. acorder, F. accorder, fr. LL. accordare; L. ad + cor, cordis, heart. Cf. Concord, Discord, and see Heart.]

Freebase

  1. Accord

    Accord is a trade union for HBOS workers within the Lloyds Banking Group. It has more than 30,000 members and is affiliated to the Trades Union Congress, the Scottish Trades Union Congress and the Irish Congress of Trade Unions. Accord can trace its origins back to 1978, when it was founded as the Halifax Building Society Staff Association. The HBSSA was founded by John Simmons, the then manager of the Halifax branch in Plymouth. He had concluded that staff within the Halifax Building Society were in need of trade union representation, and had begun organising in earnest in 1977. Simmons was keen to avoid the use of the word "union" because of the negative connotations associated with militant trade unions in the UK in the 1970s. Accord's headquarters, Simmons House, is named after John Simmons. In 1978 Ernie Roberts was appointed as the first General Secretary. Branch reps were elected and Regional Committees established. From these groups a National Committee was elected, which met for the first time in August 1978. The HBSSA was formed. By the end of 1978 the HBSSA was recognised by the then Halifax Building Society "as the sole bargaining agent for its members below Executive and Regional Manager level".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Accord

    ak-kord′, v.i. to agree: to be in correspondence (with).—v.t. to cause to agree: to reconcile: to grant (to, of a person).—n. agreement: harmony.—n. Accord′ance, agreement: conformity—also Accord′ancy.—adj. Accord′ant, agreeing: corresponding.—adv. Accord′antly.—p.adj. Accord′ing, in accordance: agreeing: harmonious.—adv. Accord′ingly, agreeably: suitably: in agreement (with what precedes).—According as, in proportion as, or agreeably as; According to, in accordance with, or agreeably to.—Of one's own accord, of one's own spontaneous motion. [O. Fr. acorder—L. ad, to, cor, cordis, the heart.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. accord

    The conditions under which a fortress or command of troops is surrendered.

Editors Contribution

  1. accord

    A form of agreement.

    There was accord across the business.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 27, 2020  
  2. accord

    A typed agreement in the form of an electronic document.

    There was accord across the business.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 27, 2020  

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  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'accord' in Verbs Frequency: #1093

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of accord in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of accord in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of accord in a Sentence

  1. Junichiro Koizumi:

    It would virtually mean the death of the Paris accord if we gave priority unconditionally to economic recovery, while neglecting the environment.

  2. W. T. Ussery:

    Stimulate the heart to love, and all other virtues will rise of their own accord.

  3. William Colton:

    The climate accord reached at the recent COP 21 conference in Paris set many new goals, and while many related policies are still emerging, the outlook continues to anticipate that such policies will increase the cost of carbon dioxide emissions over time.

  4. Eric Idle:

    At least one way of measuring the freedom of any society is the amount of comedy that is permitted, and clearly a healthy society permits more satirical comment than a repressive, so that if comedy is to function in some way as a safety release then it must obviously deal with these taboo areas. This is part of the responsibility we accord our licensed jesters, that nothing be excused the searching light of comedy. If anything can survive the probe of humour it is clearly of value, and conversely all groups who claim immunity from laughter are claiming special privileges which should not be granted.

  5. State John Sullivan:

    Soliciting investigations into a domestic political opponent, I don't think that would be in accord with our values.

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