According vs Response - What's the difference?

according | response |

As a verb according

is .

As an adjective according

is agreeing; in agreement or harmony; harmonious.

As an adverb according

is (obsolete) accordingly; correspondingly.

As a noun response is

(senseid)an answer or reply, or something in the nature of an answer or reply.




  • Mind and soul according well. -


    (en adjective)
  • Agreeing; in agreement or harmony; harmonious.
  • This according voice of national wisdom.


    (en adverb)
  • (obsolete) Accordingly; correspondingly.
  • * 1604 , (William Shakespeare), Measure for Measure , V.i:
  • That apprehends no further than this world, / And squarest thy life according .
  • Consistently (as); in a corresponding manner (now generally expressing accordance with two or more alternatives).
  • * 1946 , (Bertrand Russell), History of Western Philosophy , I.20:
  • Ethical theories may be divided into two classes, according as they regard virtue as an end or a means.
  • In accordance, in a manner consistent (to) (something).
  • * 1897 , Henry James, What Maisie Knew :
  • there was only a frightening silence, unenlivened even by the invidious enquiries of former years, which culminated, according to its stern nature, in a still more frightening old woman, a figure awaiting her on the very doorstep.

    Derived terms

    * according to * according as






    (en noun)
  • (senseid)An answer or reply, or something in the nature of an answer or reply.
  • (senseid)The act of responding or replying; reply: as, to speak in response to a question.
  • An oracular answer.
  • (liturgics ) A verse, sentence, phrase, or word said or sung by the choir or congregation in sequence or reply to the priest or officiant.
  • (liturgics ) A versicle or anthem said or sung during or after a lection; a respond or responsory.
  • A reply to an objection in formal disputation.
  • An online advertising performance metric representing one click-through from an online ad to its destination URL.
  • A reaction to a stimulus or provocation.
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    * 1338 , , Middle English Chronicle *: What was his respons written, I ne sauh no herd. * 1842 , , The Two Voices *: Then did my response clearer fall:
    "No compound of this earthly ball
    Is like another, all in all." * 1874 , , Sensation and Intuition , p. 17. *: There seems a vast psychological interval between an emotional response to the action of some grateful stimulus and the highly complex intellectual and emotional development implied in a distinct appreciation of objective beauty.

    Derived terms

    * consultary response


    * reaction


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