Agreement or concurrence of opinion, will, or action.
* 1769 ,
* Francis Bacon
- These all continued with one accord in prayer.
A harmony in sound, pitch and tone; concord.
* 17th' ' century , "The Self-Subsistence of the Soul", ,
- a mediator of an accord and peace between them
Agreement or harmony of things in general.
- Those sweet accords are even the angels' lays.
(legal) An agreement between parties in controversy, by which satisfaction for an injury is stipulated, and which, when executed, prevents a lawsuit.
- the accord of light and shade in painting
(international law) An international agreement.
Voluntary or spontaneous impulse to act.
- The Geneva Accord of 1954 ended the French-Indochinese War.
* Bible, Leviticus xxv. 5
- Nobody told me to do it. I did it of my own accord .
- That which groweth of its own accord of thy harvest thou shalt not reap.
* (concurrence of opinion) consent, assent
* (international agreement) treaty
* of its own accord, of one's own accord
* with one accord
(lb) To make to agree or correspond; to suit one thing to another; to adjust.
*1590 , (Philip Sidney), (w, The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia) , p.150:
*:[H]er hands accorded the Lutes musicke to the voice;
(lb) To bring (people) to an agreement; to reconcile, settle, adjust or harmonize.
*, Book III:
*:But Satyrane forth stepping, did them stay / And with faire treatie pacifide their ire, / Then when they were accorded from the fray
*(Robert South) (1634–1716)
*:all which particulars, being confessedly knotty and difficult, can never be accorded but by a competent stock of critical learning
(lb) To agree or correspond; to be in harmony.
*1593 , (William Shakespeare), , III-i:
*:For things are often spoke and seldom meant; / But that my heart accordeth with my tongue,—
*1671 , (John Milton), (Paradise Regained) , :
*:[T]hy actions to thy words accord ;
*:Carried somehow, somewhither, for some reason, on these surging floods, were these travelers,. Even such a boat as the Mount Vernon offered a total deck space so cramped as to leave secrecy or privacy well out of the question, even had the motley and democratic assemblage of passengers been disposed to accord either.
(lb) To agree in pitch and tone.
To grant as suitable or proper; to concede or award.
*1951 , United Nations' , article 14:
*:In respect of the protection of industrial property,a refugee shall be accorded' in the country in which he has his habitual residence the same protection as is ' accorded to nationals of that country.
To give consent.
To arrive at an agreement.
* accord with
* defence accord
- He was granted a patent on his invention.
- He's a good student and usually does well. Granted , he did fail that one test, but I think there were good reasons for that.
- ''"You haven't been a very good father." "Granted ."
(used to mark the premise of a syllogistic argument)
- Granted that he has done nothing wrong, he should be set free.
- Granted the lack of evidence, we can make no such conclusion.
* (used to mark the premise of an argument) given
* take for granted