accord

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accord (plural accords)

  1. Agreement or concurrence of opinion, will, or action.
  2. A harmony in sound, pitch and tone; concord.
    • 17th century, "The Self-Subsistence of the Soul", Sir John Davies,
      Those sweet accords are even the angels' lays.
  3. Agreement or harmony of things in general.
    the accord of light and shade in painting
  4. (law) An agreement between parties in controversy, by which satisfaction for an injury is stipulated, and which, when executed, prevents a lawsuit.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Blackstone to this entry?)
  5. (international law) An international agreement.
    The Geneva Accord of 1954 ended the French-Indochinese War.
  6. (obsolete) Assent
  7. Voluntary or spontaneous impulse to act.
    Nobody told me to do it. I did it of my own accord.
    • Bible, Leviticus xxv. 5
      That which groweth of its own accord of thy harvest thou shalt not reap.

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accord (third-person singular simple present accords, present participle according, simple past and past participle accorded)

  1. (transitive) To make to agree or correspond; to suit one thing to another; to adjust.
    • 1590, Philip Sidney, Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia, p. 150:
      [H]er hands accorded the Lutes musicke to the voice;
  2. (transitive) To bring (people) to an agreement; to reconcile, settle, adjust or harmonize.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, Book III:
      But Satyrane forth stepping, did them stay / And with faire treatie pacifide their ire, / Then when they were accorded from the fray []
    • South
      all which particulars, being confessedly knotty and difficult, can never be accorded but by a competent stock of critical learning
  3. (intransitive) To agree or correspond; to be in harmony.
  4. (intransitive) To agree in pitch and tone.
  5. (transitive, dated, law) To grant as suitable or proper; to concede or award.
    • 1951, United Nations' Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, 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.
  6. (intransitive, obsolete) To give consent.
  7. (intransitive, archaic) To arrive at an agreement.
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accord m (plural accords)

  1. chord
  2. agreement

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accord m (plural accords)

  1. agreement