- 1 English
- 2 French
- 3 Norman
- First attested in the late 13th century.
- From Middle English acorden, borrowed from Old French acorder (compare modern French accord and accorder), from Vulgar Latin *accordō, accordāre (“to be heart to heart with”), formed from Latin ad + cor (“heart”).
- The verb is first attested in early 12th century.
accord (plural accords)
- Agreement or concurrence of opinion, will, or action.
- A harmony in sound, pitch and tone; concord.
17th century, Sir John Davies, The Self-Subsistence of the Soul:
- Those sweet accords are even the angels' lays.
- Agreement or harmony of things in general.
the accord of light and shade in painting
- (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?)
- (international law) An international agreement.
The Geneva Accord of 1954 ended the French-Indochinese War.
- (obsolete) Assent
- 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.
agreement or concurrence of opinion
harmony of sounds
agreement, harmony, or just correspondence
- (transitive) To make to agree or correspond; to suit one thing to another; to adjust.
- (transitive) To bring (people) to an agreement; to reconcile, settle, adjust or harmonize.
- (intransitive) To agree or correspond; to be in harmony.
1671, John Milton, “Book the Third”, in Paradise Regain’d. A Poem. In IV Books. To which is Added, Samson Agonistes, London: Printed by J. M[acock] for John Starkey at the Mitre in Fleetstreet, near Temple-Bar, OCLC 228732398, lines 9–11, page 54:
- Thy actions to thy words accord, thy words / To thy large heart give utterance due, thy heart / Conteins of good, wiſe, juſt, the perfect ſhape.
- 1915, Emerson Hough, The Purchase Price, chapterII:
- 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.
- (intransitive) To agree in pitch and tone.
- (transitive, 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.
2010 December 16, European Court of Human Rights, A, B and C v. Ireland, number 25579/05, marginal 235:
- In the present case, and contrary to the Government’s submission, the Court considers that there is indeed a consensus amongst a substantial majority of the Contracting States of the Council of Europe towards allowing abortion on broader grounds than accorded under Irish law.
- (intransitive, obsolete) To give consent.
- (intransitive, archaic) To arrive at an agreement.
transitive: to make to agree or correspond
transitive: to bring to an agreement
intransitive: to agree or correspond; to be in harmony
transitive: to grant
accord m (plural accords)
- “accord” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
accord m (plural accords)