Adjective "accorded" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


Give or grant someone (power, status, or recognition)
  1. with two objects 'the national assembly accorded the General more power'
  2. 'It is accorded the power to change size at will and to bring the rain that farmers need.'
  3. 'This was rejected, however, and full constitutional recognition was accorded to them.'
  4. 'He will then be accorded the status of a national party leader in the Commons.'
  5. 'The changes have also accorded the weekend soldiers a far bigger involvement in active military operations.'
  6. 'The Law of Guarantees, as it was known, accorded the pope the status and honours of a sovereign.'
  7. 'He became one of only four British recording stars to be accorded such an honour.'
  8. 'To spot the visual icons of the future, we need to understand why certain images were accorded that status in the past.'
  9. 'By contrast, those in favour of reform were accorded a respect that bordered on the deferential.'
  10. 'Arthur Miller's drama has so long been accorded canonical status that it can easily be taken for granted.'
  11. 'She was accorded a state funeral in recognition of her work and as Governor of South Australia.'
(of a concept or fact) be harmonious or consistent with.
  1. 'This accords with his foreign policy doctrine that there should be no intervention in areas where US interests are not involved.'
  2. 'This accords with the totally integrated work force concept and will provide the steps necessary for future employment.'
  3. 'However that contention does not accord with the facts.'
  4. 'It is a confusion which is rampant among both doctors and philosophers, as it accords with the prevailing ethic of our society which is utilitarian and consequentialist.'
  5. 'You may be assured, however, that every ‘fact’ or figure that appears here has previously appeared in print somewhere, and has at least some likelihood of according with reality.'
  6. 'He needs to know that this trial presupposes certain immutable facts that conform to sense and reason and accord with perfect justice.'
  7. 'It accords with all the accepted definitions of a religion, and so a case can certainly be made for it in that respect.'
  8. 'But she's not actually ugly; she's just pert and smart-mouthed and has a sexy voice, completely according with that rom-com genre convention of the comic sidekick to the heroine.'
  9. 'In any event, it accords with your recollection, doesn't it?'
  10. 'But it's pretty well informed, entirely logical, accords with what we know and were reliably informed, and is all too plausible.'


An official agreement or treaty.
  1. 'a peace accord'
  2. 'This would meet at least once a year and try to implement existing treaties and other global accords affecting forests and overlogging.'
  3. 'The accords were written by community members and signed by those present.'
  4. 'Today, with peace accords signed, open elections have decided the current government.'
  5. 'The government committed to large expenditures in social welfare programs with the signing of the peace accords to end the civil war.'
  6. 'In 1996, peace accords were signed to bring an end to the armed conflict and to strike at the root causes of war.'
  7. 'In addition, the negotiations by the EU aim at separate accords with each region, and no country may negotiate in more than one bloc.'
  8. 'The military has been staying out of politics since the peace accords were signed.'
  9. 'They weren't designed to tie the hands of those who signed the accords, while letting those who haven't do whatever they please.'
  10. 'There has been a series of attempted peace accords, always ruptured before an election could be properly organized.'
  11. 'That is why peace talks and accords have failed and might likely continue to fail.'
  12. 'Booklet photos show the couple in playful mood, and there is this wonderful sense of conviviality in their playing that denotes two musical minds in one accord.'
  13. 'MPs across Greater Manchester are in accord in their hopes for 2002.'
  14. 'It would be fair to say that, while we conversed amicably for what was a very long session, our views on international politics were not in accord.'
  15. 'For once in accord, Taylor and I rolled our eyes at each other.'
  16. 'And yet, it is quite significant that the representatives of differing groups and interests have reached accord by mutual compromise.'
  17. 'The other European countries were not in accord.'
  18. 'But social accord will not exist if, as a result of reform, people's spending increases by more than half while their wages go up only a quarter.'
  19. 'The evolutionary psychologists and I are in accord in opposing conventional feminist assumptions.'
  20. 'Next time a summit comes to Britain, he may find he and the protesters are not so sweetly in accord.'
  21. 'The committee worked in accord on the bill and saw it as a very high priority.'

More definitions

1. to be in agreement or harmony; agree. verb (used with object)

2. to make agree or correspond; adapt.

3. to grant; bestow: to accord due praise.

4. Archaic. to settle; reconcile. noun

5. proper relationship or proportion; harmony.

6. a harmonious union of sounds, colors, etc.

7. consent or concurrence of opinions or wills; agreement.

8. an international agreement; settlement of questions outstanding among nations. Idioms 9. of one's own accord

More examples(as adjective)

"rights can be accorded to people."

"respects can be accorded to disapprovers."

"prominences can be accorded to ratios."

"privileges can be accorded to sketches."

"priorities can be accorded to connections."

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(accord)Old English, from Old French acorder ‘reconcile, be of one mind’, from Latin ad- ‘to’ + cor, cord- ‘heart’; influenced by concord.


in accord with
of one's own accord
with one accord