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Etymology

From Middle English acord, accord, acorden, accorden, through Old French acort, acorde, and acorder (cf. modern French accord and accorder), and in turn from Late Latin accordō, formed from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] ad + cordis (heart).

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accord

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  1. Agreement or concurrence of opinion, will, or action.
  2. An 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.
  4. (law) An agreement between parties in controversy, by which satisfaction for an injury is stipulated, and which, when executed, prevents a lawsuit.

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Verb

Infinitive
to accord

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to accord (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  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 [...]
  3. (intransitive) To agree or correspond; to be in harmony.
  4. (intransitive) To agree in pitch and tone.
  5. (transitive) (dated or Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To grant as suitable or proper; to concede or award.
    • 1951, 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.

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accord m. (plural accords)

  1. chord
  2. agreement

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