Definitions for: Accord


[n] sympathetic compatibility
[n] a written agreement between two states or sovereigns
[n] concurrence of opinion; "we are in accord with your proposal"
[n] harmony of people's opinions or actions or characters; "the two parties were in agreement"
[v] allow to have; "grant a privilege"
[v] go together; "The colors don't harmonize"; "Their ideas concorded"



Webster (1913) Definition: Ac*cord", n. [OE. acord, accord, OF. acort, acorde, F.
accord, fr. OF. acorder, F. accorder. See Accord, v. t.]
1. Agreement or concurrence of opinion, will, or action;
harmony of mind; consent; assent.

A mediator of an accord and peace between them.
--Bacon.

These all continued with one accord in prayer.
--Acts i. 14.

2. Harmony of sounds; agreement in pitch and tone; concord;
as, the accord of tones.

Those sweet accords are even the angels' lays. --Sir
J. Davies.

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.

That which groweth of its own accord of thy harvest
thou shalt not reap. --Lev. xxv. 5.

Of his own accord he went unto you. --2 Cor. vii.
17.

5. (Law) An agreement between parties in controversy, by
which satisfaction for an injury is stipulated, and which,
when executed, bars a suit. --Blackstone.

With one accord, with unanimity.

They rushed with one accord into the theater. --Acts
xix. 29.


Ac*cord", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Accorded; p. pr. & vb.
n. According.] [OE. acorden, accorden, OF. acorder, F.
accorder, fr. LL. accordare; L. ad + cor, cordis, heart. Cf.
Concord, Discord, and see Heart.]
1. To make to agree or correspond; to suit one thing to
another; to adjust; -- followed by to. [R.]

Her hands accorded the lute's music to the voice.
--Sidney.

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

When they were accorded from the fray. --Spenser.

All which particulars, being confessedly knotty and
difficult can never be accorded but by a competent
stock of critical learning. --South.

3. To grant as suitable or proper; to concede; to award; as,
to accord to one due praise. ``According his desire.''
--Spenser.


Ac*cord", v. i.
1. To agree; to correspond; to be in harmony; -- followed by
with, formerly also by to; as, his disposition accords
with his looks.

My heart accordeth with my tongue. --Shak.

Thy actions to thy words accord. --Milton.

2. To agree in pitch and tone.

Synonyms: accordance, agree, agreement, allot, concord, conformity, consort, fit in, grant, harmonise, harmonize, pact, rapport, treaty

Antonyms: disagreement, dissension, dissonance

See Also: agreement, alliance, blend, blend in, check, community, community of interests, compatibility, concord, concordance, concurrence, consensus, convention, correspond, enfranchise, fit, general agreement, gibe, give, go, harmony, jibe, match, meeting of minds, pacification, peace, peace treaty, privilege, SALT I, SALT II, social contract, tally, Treaty of Versailles, unanimity, unison, written agreement

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