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according to

ac·cord·ing to
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uh-kawr-ding too]
    • /əˈkɔr dɪŋ tu/
    • /əˈk.ɔːd.ɪŋ tuː/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-kawr-ding too]
    • /əˈkɔr dɪŋ tu/

Definitions of according to words

  • phrase according to If someone says that something is true according to a particular person, book, or other source of information, they are indicating where they got their information. 3
  • phrase according to If something is done according to a particular set of principles, these principles are used as a basis for the way it is done. 3
  • phrase according to If something varies according to a changing factor, it varies in a way that is determined by this factor. 3
  • preposition according to if someone says that something is true according to a particular person, book, or other source of information, they are indicating where they got their information 3
  • preposition according to if something is done according to a particular set of principles, these principles are used as a basis for the way it is done 3
  • preposition according to if something varies according to a changing factor, it varies in a way that is determined by this factor 3

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Origin of according to

First appearance:

before 1350
One of the 20% oldest English words
Middle English word dating back to 1350-1400

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for According to

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

according to popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 37% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 71% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

according to usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for according to

prep according to

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