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accordingly

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Etymology

according + -ly

Pronunciation

Adverb

accordingly (comparative {{{1}}}, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
accordingly

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. Agreeably; correspondingly; suitably; in a manner conformable.
    Quotations
    • We may the number of ships behold, and so proceed accordingly. - Shakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra, III-ix
  2. In natural sequence; consequently; so.

Synonyms

  • Consequently; therefore; wherefore; hence; so.
  • Consequently, indicates a connection between two things, the latter of which is done on account of the former.
  • Accordingly marks the connection as one of simple accordance or congruity, leading naturally to the result which followed; as, he was absent when I called, and I accordingly left my card; our preparations were all finished, and we accordingly set sail. Consequently all finished, and we accordingly set sail.
  • Consequently marks a closer connection, that of logical or causal sequence; as, the papers were not ready, and consequently could not be signed.

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