accord ( accords plural & 3rd person present) ( according present participle) ( accorded past tense & past participle )
1 n-count An accord between countries or groups of people is a formal agreement, for example to end a war.
usu with supp, oft n N
...a fitting way to celebrate the peace accord.
2 verb If you are accorded a particular kind of treatment, people act towards you or treat you in that way.
His predecessor was accorded an equally tumultuous welcome... be V-ed n
The government accorded him the rank of Colonel... V n n
The treatment accorded to a United Nations official was little short of insulting. V-ed, Also V n to n
3 verb If one fact, idea, or condition accords with another, they are in agreement and there is no conflict between them.
Such an approach accords with the principles of socialist ideology. V with n
5 If one person, action, or fact is in accord with another, they are in agreement and there is no conflict between them. You can also say that two people or things are in accord.
in accord phrase v-link PHR, PHR after v, oft PHR with n
...this military action, taken in accord with United Nations resolutions...
6 If something happens of its own accord, it seems to happen by itself, without anyone making it happen.
of it own accord phrase PHR after v
In many cases the disease will clear up of its own accord.
7 If you do something of your own accord, you do it because you want to, without being asked or forced.
of one's own accord phrase PHR after v
He did not quit as France's prime minister of his own accord.
8 If a number of people do something with one accord, they do it together or at the same time, because they agree about what should be done.
with one accord phrase
With one accord they turned and walked back over the grass.