Accord

Definition of Accord

Ac`cord´
n.1.Agreement or concurrence of opinion, will, or action; harmony of mind; consent; assent.
A mediator of an accord and peace between them.
- Bacon.
These all continued with one accord in prayer.
- Acts i. 14.
2.Harmony of sounds; agreement in pitch and tone; concord; as, the accord of tones.
Those sweet accords are even the angels' lays.
3.Agreement, harmony, or just correspondence of things; as, the accord of light and shade in painting.
4.Voluntary or spontaneous motion or impulse to act; - preceded by own; as, of one's own accord.
That which groweth of its own accord of thy harvest thou shalt not reap.
- Lev. xxv. 5.
Of his own accord he went unto you.
- 2 Cor. vii. 17.
5.(Law) An agreement between parties in controversy, by which satisfaction for an injury is stipulated, and which, when executed, bars a suit.
With one accord
with unanimity.
They rushed with one accord into the theater.
- Acts xix. 29.
v. t.1.To make to agree or correspond; to suit one thing to another; to adjust; - followed by to.
[imp. & p. p. Accorded; p. pr. & vb. n. According.]
Her hands accorded the lute's music to the voice.
- Sidney.
2.To bring to an agreement, as persons; to reconcile; to settle, adjust, harmonize, or compose, as things; as, to accord suits or controversies.
When they were accorded from the fray.
- Spenser.
All which particulars, being confessedly knotty and difficult can never be accorded but by a competent stock of critical learning.
- South.
3.To grant as suitable or proper; to concede; to award; as, to accord to one due praise.
v. i.1.To agree; to correspond; to be in harmony; - followed by with, formerly also by to; as, his disposition accords with his looks.
My heart accordeth with my tongue.
- Shak.
Thy actions to thy words accord.
- Milton.
2.To agree in pitch and tone.

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