What does accord mean?

Definitions for accordəˈkɔrd

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word accord.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. agreement, accord(noun)

    harmony of people's opinions or actions or characters

    "the two parties were in agreement"

  2. accord, conformity, accordance(noun)

    concurrence of opinion

    "we are in accord with your proposal"

  3. treaty, pact, accord(noun)

    a written agreement between two states or sovereigns

  4. accord(verb)

    sympathetic compatibility

  5. harmonize, harmonise, consort, accord, concord, fit in, agree(verb)

    go together

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

  6. accord, allot, grant(verb)

    allow to have

    "grant a privilege"


  1. accord(Noun)

    Agreement or concurrence of opinion, will, or action.

  2. accord(Noun)

    A harmony in sound, pitch and tone; concord.

  3. accord(Noun)

    Agreement or harmony of things in general.

  4. accord(Noun)

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

  5. accord(Noun)

    An international agreement.

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

  6. accord(Noun)


  7. accord(Noun)

    Voluntary or spontaneous impulse to act.

  8. accord(Verb)

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

  9. accord(Verb)

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

  10. accord(Verb)

    To agree or correspond; to be in harmony.

  11. accord(Verb)

    To agree in pitch and tone.

  12. accord(Verb)

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

  13. accord(Verb)

    To give consent.

  14. accord(Verb)

    To arrive at an agreement.

  15. Origin: * First attested in the late 13th century.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Accord(verb)

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

  2. Accord(verb)

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

  3. Accord(verb)

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

  4. Accord(verb)

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

  5. Accord(verb)

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

  6. Accord(verb)

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

  7. Accord(verb)

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

  8. Accord(verb)

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

  9. Accord(verb)

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

  10. Accord(verb)

    to agree in pitch and tone

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


  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.]

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

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


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Oscar Wilde, The picture of Dorian Gray:

    When critics disagree the artist is in accord with himself.

  2. Hassan Rouhani:

    I am certain that we will reach the final accord, if not today, then tomorrow.

  3. W. T. Ussery:

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

  4. Seneca:

    What does reason demand of a man A very easy thing--to live in accord with his nature.

  5. Seneca:

    What does reason demand of a man? A very easy thing--to live in accord with his nature.

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