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Notebook, 1993-

DIMENSIONS: EVALUATION / Perspective

Accordance











Proper relationship or proportion . . . . Consent, concurrence, agreement, conformity. . . . To agree, adapt. . . . Harmony . . . . heart, mind . . . Reconcile. . . .


C  O  N  S  I  D  E  R  A  T  I  O  N  S
Concurrence

Proper relationship or proportion

Harmony

Consent

Agreement [exactly or in all factors]

Correspondence



Adapt

Grant

Bestow

Reconcile


R  E  F  E  R  E  N  C  E  S 
Accord 1. proper relationship or proportion; harmony. 2. a harmonious union of sounds. 3. consent or concurrence of opinions or wills; agreement. 4. an international agreement. -v.t. 5. to make to agree or correspond; adapt. 6. to grant; bestow: to accord due praise. -v.i. 7. to be in agreement or correspondence; agree. [Late OE ãcordian < VL *acord—re + L ac- AC- + cord- heart, mind + ãre inf. suffix (translated -ian in OE]. -Syn. 5. reconcile. 7. concur. See correspond [Correspond, Agree, Accord imply comparing persons or things and finding that they harmonize. Correspond suggests having an obvious similarity, though not agreeing in every detail: Part of this report corresponds with the facts. Agree implies having or arriving at a condition in which no essential difference of opinion or detail is evident: All the reports agree. Accord emphasizes agreeing exactly, both in fact and in point of view: This report accords with the other.

Accordance n. 1. agreement; conformity: in accordance with the rules. 2. act of according or granting; the accordance of all rights and privileges. . . .

According adj. 1. agreeing. 2. Informal, depending: It's all according to what you want to do. Cf. according to. [ME]

[Urdang, Laurence, ed. Random House Dictionary of The English Language. New York: Random House, 1968.]




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