(followed by `to') in agreement with or accordant with
"according to instructions"
(followed by `to') as reported or stated by
"according to historians"
Consistently as; in a corresponding manner (now generally expressing accordance with two or more alternatives).
In accordance, in a manner consistent to (something).
Agreeing; in agreement or harmony; harmonious.
This according voice of national wisdom.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Our churches are places provided, that the people might there assemble themselves in due and decent manner, according to their several degrees and orders. Richard Hooker, b. v. § 13.
Our zeal, then, should be according to knowledge. And what kind of knowledge? Without all question, first, according to the true, saving, evangelical knowledge. It should be according to the gospel, the whole gospel: not only according to its truths, but precepts: not only according to its free grace, but necessary duties: not only according to its mysteries, but also its commandments. Thomas Sprat, Sermons.
How much more noble is the fame that is built on candour and ingenuity, according to those beautiful lines of Sir John Denham, in his Poem on Fletcher’s works. Joseph Addison, Spect.
A man may, with prudence and a good conscience, approve of the professed principles of one party more than the other, according as he thinks they best promote the good of church and state. Jonathan Swift, on the Sentiments of a Church of Engl. man.
God made all things in number, weight, and measure, and gave them to be considered by us according to these properties, which are inherent in created beings. William Holder, on Time.
Origin: from accord.
agreeing; in agreement or harmony; harmonious
Verb form of the word accord.
According to truth we all know we are united together in harmony to create peace, balance and stability.
The numerical value of According in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of According in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2