- 1[transitive] to give someone or something authority, status, or a particular type of treatment accord something to somebody/something Our society accords great importance to the family. accord somebody/something sth Our society accords the family great importance.
- 2 [intransitive] accord (with something) to agree with or match something These results accord closely with our predictions. His views are not in accord with public opinion. We ensure that our goods accord with modern standards.
NAmE//əˈkɔrd//(formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they accord
he / she / it accords
past simple accorded
-ing form according