Definition of According

1. Adjective. (followed by 'to') in agreement with or accordant with. "According to instructions"

Similar to: Accordant

2. Adjective. (followed by 'to') as reported or stated by. "According to historians"
Similar to: Reported

Definition of According

1. p. a. Agreeing; in agreement or harmony; harmonious.

2. adv. Accordingly; correspondingly.

Definition of According

1. Verb. (present participle of accord#Verb accord) ¹

2. Adjective. Agreeing; in agreement or harmony; harmonious. ¹

3. Adverb. (obsolete) Accordingly; correspondingly. (defdate 16th-17th c.) ¹

4. Adverb. Consistently (term as); in a corresponding manner (now generally expressing accordance with two or more alternatives). (defdate from 16th c.) ¹

5. Adverb. In accordance, in a manner consistent (term to) (something). (defdate from 16th c.) ¹

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Definition of According

1. accord [v] - See also: accord

Lexicographical Neighbors of According

accord and satisfaction
accordance of rights
according (current term)
according as
according to
according to Hoyle
according to one's understanding
according to plan
accordion door
accordion file
accordion files
accordion graft
accordion pleat

Literary usage of According

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The City of God by Augustine, Marcus Dods (1871)
"For the devil too, wished to live according to himself when he did not abide in ... What it is to live according to man, ami what to live according to God. ..."

2. A Treatise of Human Nature: Being an Attempt to Introduce the Experimental by David ( Hume (1890)
"Clearly, according to his statements, of the same ' thing ' of which the combination ... according to one view, which prevails in the later chapters of the ..."

3. Institutes of the Christian Religion by Jean Calvin (1844)
"affirms that men have no ears to hear, or eyes to see, but such as he has formed; and that he acts in this, not according to individual gratitude, ..."

4. The Sounds and Inflections of the Greek Dialects: Ionic by Herbert Weir Smyth (1894)
"VI 14 (in A according to Gomperz), ... a specifically Ionic form according to ... according to Apoll. 82 С, Hdt., epist. ..."

5. Pelicotetics, Or, The Science of Quantity: Or, The Science of Quantity. An by Archibald Sandeman (1868)
"And generally whenever the difference between two magnitudes has a certain quality or a clean contrary one according as the one magnitude or the other is ..."

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