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accord

ac·cord

accord

 
pronunciation:
kord
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: noun
definition 1: balanced interrelationship; proper proportion; harmony.
In accord with tradition, the bride wore white.
synonyms:
congruence, consistency, harmony, tune
antonyms:
disharmony, strife
similar words:
agreement, concord, consonance, correspondence, rapport, symmetry, sympathy, unison, unity
definition 2: compromise of conflicting opinions; concurrence; agreement.
After days of meetings, the members of the two sides reached an accord.
synonyms:
agreement, compromise, concord, concordance, concurrence, unanimity
antonyms:
conflict, disagreement, discord, dissension
similar words:
arrangement, consensus, consonance, cooperation, correspondence, harmony, sympathy, unity
definition 3: an agreement between or among nations.
One country refused to sign the peace accord.
synonyms:
agreement, concord, treaty
similar words:
amity, cartel, compromise, convention, deal, pact
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: accorded, according, accords
definition 1: to cause to agree; make harmonious; reconcile.
It is sad that it took a tragedy to accord these two families.
synonyms:
match, mediate, reconcile
similar words:
admit, agree, attune, concede, conciliate, grant, resolve
definition 2: to grant as proper, suitable, or deserved; bestow upon; give.
I would like to thank the committee for according me this honor.
synonyms:
award, bestow, give, grant, present
antonyms:
withhold
similar words:
approve, bequeath, concede, deign, endow, permit, render, vouchsafe
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to be in unity or harmony; agree; conform (often fol. by with).
His story does not accord with the facts.
synonyms:
agree, chime, comport, conform, correspond, fit, harmonize, jibe, square, tally
antonyms:
conflict, contrast, disagree, discord
similar words:
abide by, accede, assent, coincide, comply, concur, consort, dovetail, match
Word Parts
The word accord contains the following parts:
ac- Latin prefix that means to, toward
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The prefix ac- occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of ad- used before Latin roots beginning with hard or soft "c" or "q." See ad-.
cor2, cour2, cord Latin root that means heart
synonyms:
cardi, cardio