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Meaning of ACCORDING

Pronunciation:  u'kording

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  (followed by `to') as reported or stated by; "according to historians"
  2. [adj]  (followed by `to') in agreement with or accordant with; "according to instructions"
 

ACCORDING is a 9 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: accordant, reported
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Ac*cord"ing\, p. a.
    Agreeing; in agreement or harmony; harmonious. ``This
    according voice of national wisdom.'' --Burke. ``Mind and
    soul according well.'' --Tennyson.
    
          According to him, every person was to be bought.
                                                   --Macaulay.
    
          Our zeal should be according to knowledge. --Sprat.
    
    Note: According to has been called a prepositional phrase,
          but strictly speaking, according is a participle in the
          sense of agreeing, acceding, and to alone is the
          preposition.
    
    {According as}, precisely as; the same as; corresponding to
       the way in which. According as is an adverbial phrase, of
       which the propriety has been doubted; but good usage
       sanctions it. See {According}, adv.
    
             Is all things well, According as I gave directions?
                                                   --Shak.
    
             The land which the Lord will give you according as
             he hath promised.                     --Ex. xii. 25.
    
    
    
    
  2. \Ac*cord"ing\, adv.
    Accordingly; correspondingly. [Obs.] --Shak.
    
    
 

 

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