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Definition of accord verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

accord

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//əˈkɔːd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈkɔːrd//
 
(formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they accord
BrE BrE//əˈkɔːd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈkɔːrd//
 
he / she / it accords
BrE BrE//əˈkɔːdz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈkɔːrdz//
 
past simple accorded
BrE BrE//əˈkɔːdɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈkɔːrdɪd//
 
past participle accorded
BrE BrE//əˈkɔːdɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈkɔːrdɪd//
 
-ing form according
BrE BrE//əˈkɔːdɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈkɔːrdɪŋ//
 
 
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[transitive] to give somebody/something authority, status or a particular type of treatment accord something to somebody/something Our society accords great importance to the family. There were complaints about the special treatment accorded to some minority groups. accord somebody/something sth Our society accords the family great importance. Word Origin Old English, from Old French acorder ‘reconcile, be of one mind’, from Latin ad- ‘to’ + cor, cord- ‘heart’; influenced by concord. Phrasal Verbsaccord with something
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