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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uh-kawrd]
    • /əˈkɔrd/
    • /əˈkɔːd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-kawrd]
    • /əˈkɔrd/

Definitions of accord word

  • countable noun accord An accord between countries or groups of people is a formal agreement, for example to end a war. 3
  • verb accord If you are accorded a particular kind of treatment, people act towards you or treat you in that way. 3
  • verb accord If one fact, idea, or condition accords with another, they are in agreement and there is no conflict between them. 3
  • noun accord agreement; conformity; accordance (esp in the phrase in accord with) 3
  • noun accord consent or concurrence of opinion 3
  • noun accord pleasing relationship between sounds, colours, etc; harmony 3

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Origin of accord

First appearance:

before 1100
One of the 6% oldest English words
1100-50; Middle English ac(c)corden, late Old English acordan < Old French acorder < Vulgar Latin *accordāre, equivalent to Latin ac- ac- + cord- heart, mind; see cordial, heart

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Parts of speech for Accord


accord popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 91% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for accord

verb accord

  • bestow — To bestow something on someone means to give or present it to them.
  • confer — When you confer with someone, you discuss something with them in order to make a decision. You can also say that two people confer.
  • give — to present voluntarily and without expecting compensation; bestow: to give a birthday present to someone.
  • vouchsafe — to grant or give, as by favor, graciousness, or condescension: to vouchsafe a reply to a question.
  • accede — If you accede to someone's request, you do what they ask.

noun accord

  • agreement — An agreement is a formal decision about future action which is made by two or more countries, groups, or people.
  • treaty — a formal agreement between two or more states in reference to peace, alliance, commerce, or other international relations.
  • settlement — the act or state of settling or the state of being settled.
  • pact — an agreement, covenant, or compact: We made a pact not to argue any more.
  • deal — If you say that you need or have a great deal of or a good deal of a particular thing, you are emphasizing that you need or have a lot of it.

Antonyms for accord

verb accord

  • refuse — to decline to accept (something offered): to refuse an award.
  • withhold — to hold back; restrain or check.
  • deny — When you deny something, you state that it is not true.
  • protest — an expression or declaration of objection, disapproval, or dissent, often in opposition to something a person is powerless to prevent or avoid: a protest against increased taxation.
  • dissent — to differ in sentiment or opinion, especially from the majority; withhold assent; disagree (often followed by from): Two of the justices dissented from the majority decision.

noun accord

  • disagreement — the act, state, or fact of disagreeing.
  • difference — the state or relation of being different; dissimilarity: There is a great difference between the two.
  • discord — lack of concord or harmony between persons or things: marital discord.
  • disunity — lack of unity or accord.
  • refusal — an act or instance of refusing.

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