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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uh-kawr-ding-lee]
    • /əˈkɔr dɪŋ li/
    • /əˈkɔː.dɪŋ.li/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-kawr-ding-lee]
    • /əˈkɔr dɪŋ li/

Definitions of accordingly word

  • adverb accordingly You use accordingly to introduce a fact or situation which is a result or consequence of something that you have just referred to. 3
  • adverb accordingly If you consider a situation and then act accordingly, the way you act depends on the nature of the situation. 3
  • adverb accordingly in an appropriate manner; suitably 3
  • sentence connector accordingly consequently 3
  • adverb accordingly in a way that is fitting and proper; correspondingly 3
  • adverb accordingly therefore; so; in due course. 1

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Origin of accordingly

First appearance:

before 1400
One of the 24% oldest English words
Middle English word dating back to 1400-50; See origin at according, -ly

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Parts of speech for Accordingly


accordingly popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 69% of English native speakers know the meaning and use 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 accordingly

adv accordingly

  • appropriately — suitable or fitting for a particular purpose, person, occasion, etc.: an appropriate example; an appropriate dress.
  • thus — in the way just indicated; in this way: Stated thus, the problem seems trivial.
  • properly — adapted or appropriate to the purpose or circumstances; fit; suitable: the proper time to plant strawberries.
  • therefore — in consequence of that; as a result; consequently: I think; therefore I am.
  • subsequently — occurring or coming later or after (often followed by to): subsequent events; Subsequent to their arrival in Chicago, they bought a new car.

adverb accordingly

  • fittingly — suitable or appropriate; proper or becoming.

conjunction accordingly

  • sic — to attack (used especially in commanding a dog): Sic 'em!

Antonyms for accordingly

adv accordingly

  • inappropriately — not appropriate; not proper or suitable: an inappropriate dress for the occasion.
  • unsuitable — not suitable; inappropriate; unfitting; unbecoming.

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