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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uh-kawr-dns]
    • /əˈkɔr dns/
    • /əˈkɔː.dəns/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-kawr-dns]
    • /əˈkɔr dns/

Definitions of accordance word

  • noun accordance conformity; agreement; accord (esp in the phrase in accordance with) 3
  • noun accordance the act of granting; bestowal 3
  • noun accordance agreement; harmony; conformity 3
  • noun accordance the act of granting 3
  • noun accordance agreement; conformity: in accordance with the rules. 1
  • noun accordance the act of according or granting: the accordance of all rights and privileges. 1

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Origin of accordance

First appearance:

before 1275
One of the 13% oldest English words
1275-1325; Middle English acordance < Old French. See accord, -ance

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Parts of speech for Accordance


accordance popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 90% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for accordance

noun accordance

  • accord — An accord between countries or groups of people is a formal agreement, for example to end a war.
  • consonance — agreement, harmony, or accord
  • conformity — If something happens in conformity with something such as a law or someone's wishes, it happens as the law says it should, or as the person wants it to.
  • correspondence — Correspondence is the act of writing letters to someone.
  • unison — coincidence in pitch of two or more musical tones, voices, etc.

Antonyms for accordance

noun accordance

  • refusal — an act or instance of refusing.
  • discord — lack of concord or harmony between persons or things: marital discord.
  • nonconformity — failure or refusal to conform, as with established customs, attitudes, or ideas.
  • disagreement — the act, state, or fact of disagreeing.
  • forfeit — a fine; penalty.

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