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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun accord:


Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb accord:

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Definition of the noun accord

What does accord mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: accords

  1. harmony of people's opinions or actions or characters
  2. concurrence of opinion
  3. a written agreement between two states or sovereigns
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • synonyms of accord: pact / treaty
    • more generic term: written agreement = a legal document summarizing the agreement between parties
    • more specific terms:
    • instances:
      • North Atlantic Treaty = the treaty signed in 1949 by 12 countries that established NATO
      • SALT I = the first treaty between the United States and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics resulting from the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks
      • SALT II = the second treaty between the United States and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics resulting from the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks
  4. sympathetic compatibility
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • more generic word: compatibility = capability of existing or performing in harmonious or congenial combination

Alternative definition of the noun accord


  1. Agreement or concurrence of opinion, will, or action.
  2. A harmony in sound, pitch and tone; concord.
  3. Agreement or harmony of things in general.
  4. [legal] An agreement between parties in controversy, by which satisfaction for an injury is stipulated, and which, when executed, prevents a lawsuit.
  5. [legal, international relations] An international agreement.

Definition of the noun accord for high school students

    an agreement
    • example: After much negotiating, England and Iceland finally came to a mutually beneficial accord about fishing rights off the cost of Greenland.

The noun accord is considered to be a word that all college-aspiring students should know and understand, so it frequently appears on the SAT, ACT and other college admissions tests.

Definition of the verb accord

What does accord mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: accorded | according | accords

  1. go together
  2. allow to have
    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • synonyms of accord: allot / grant
    • more generic word: give = transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody
    • more specific words:

Alternative definition of the verb accord


  1. [transitive] To make to agree or correspond; to suit one thing to another; to adjust.
  2. [transitive] To bring (people) to an agreement; to reconcile, settle, adjust or harmonize.
  3. [intransitive] To agree or correspond; to be in harmony.
  4. [intransitive] To agree in pitch and tone.
  5. [transitive] [dated or legal] To grant as suitable or proper; to concede or award.


  1. Accord is a hamlet in Ulster County, New York, United States. The population was 562 at the 2010 census.
  2. Accord is an US Census Designated Place in Accord, Ulster County.
    • also known as Ulster County / Accord CDP

There are other places with in their name, like Bon Accord.


  1. Accord plc, previously Accord Operations, was a public services provider based in Hertfordshire, England.
    • also known as Accord plc
  2. Accord a.k.a. CD Accord Music Edition is a Polish classical music label, based in Warsaw and founded in 1995.
  3. Accord is a record label.


"Accord" is a poem written by Jan Kochanowski.

  • released in (451 years ago)


  1. Accord is a trade union for HBOS workers within the Lloyds Banking Group. It has more than 30,000 members and is affiliated to the Trades Union Congress, the Scottish Trades Union Congress and the Irish Congress of Trade Unions.
  2. Accord is a political party in Nigeria. In the 21 April 2007 National Assembly of Nigeria election, the party won 4 seats in the House of Representatives and 1 out of 109 seats in the Senate.
  3. Accord is a French classical record label, and the main classical imprint of Universal Music France. The brand originally belonged in France to Musidisc, founded in 1995, which incorporated the labels Accord, Adès, Disc AZ, Adda, Vega, Le Club Français du Disque, Sofrason. When Polygram acquired Musidisc in 1999 it began to use the label Accord for releases of Decca France, and for the Euterp series of the Orchestra of Montpellier.
  4. ACCORD is the publisher of African Journal on Conflict Resolution.
    • also known as African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes
    • official website:

Phrases with Accord

  1. accord and satisfaction
  2. Defence Accord
  3. Of One's Own Accord

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Accord

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Google previewThe Yale Law Journal (1913)

An accord is a bilateral agreement for a substituted performance. If the new executory...

Google previewThe American and English Encyclopaedia of Law and Practice: A to Admiralty (1909)

by William Mark McKinney, David Shephard Garland

Accord is a satisfaction agreed upcn between the party injuring and the party injured, which, when performed, is a bar tn all...

An accord is an agreement, consent, or concurrence of the minds and intentions of two or more individuals.

Google previewA Treatise on the Law of Accord and Satisfaction, Compromise, and Composition at Common Law (1912)

With Forms for Use in Composition Proceedings : in Three Books by Alva Roscoe Hunt

3483, defines an accord thus: “An accord is an agreement to accept in extinguishment of an obligation something different from or less than that to which the person agreeing to accept is entitled." Although the Supreme Court of N. D. in Arnett v ...

Google previewThe Logos Reader (2006)

Rational Radicalism and the Future of Politics by Stephen Eric Bronner, Michael Thompson

Before the Geneva Accord, however, there was no detailed model that included a precise map of the proposed permanent arrangement. Third, as opposed to earlier documents, the Geneva Accord is a signed agreement. The very fact of the ...

Google previewLaw of Contracts (2004)

by Robert Denicola

An accord is a contract under which a debtor agrees to render a different performance from what was originally due and the creditor agrees in exchange to accept that performance in discharge of the original obligation. Unlike a substituted ...

Google previewA General Abridgment of Law and Equity (1794)

Alphabetically Digested Under Proper Titles, with Notes and References to the Whole by Charles Viner

it was held that in action of waste against lessee for years, accord is a good plea ; which the same judges would not have done if they themselves had adjudged the same case to the contrary, in so short a time before ; and ...

Google previewHigh Skill Migration and Recession (2016)

Gendered Perspectives by Anna Triandafyllidou, Irina Isaakyan, Giuseppe Schiavone

The Accord is an international agreement among bodies responsible for accrediting engineering degree programmes. It recognizes the substantial equivalence of programmes accredited by those bodies and recommends that graduates of ...

Google previewLawyers Reports Annotated (1915)

an accord is an agreement to accept, in extinction of any obligation, something different from or less than that to which the person agreeing to accept is entitled; yet it does not extinguish the ...

Google previewUnited States (2010)

Publication of Financial Sector Assessment Program Documentation: Detailed Assessment of Observance of the National Securities Clearing Corporation’s Observance of the CPSS-IOSCO Recommendations for Central Counterparties by International Monetary Fund

The Accord and amendments thereto have been reviewed and approved by the SEC. The Accord is a comprehensive document that describes the operational and risk management arrangements between OCC and NSCC regarding effecting ...

Google previewA New Abridgment of the Law (1807)

by Matthew Bacon

—m- ACCORD is an agreement between two persons at least to 5 E. 4.7. give and accept something in satisfaction of a trespass, &c.

Google previewThe Christian's Dictionary; Or, Sure Guide to Divine Knowledge (1775)

Containing a Full and Familiar Explanation of All the Remarkable Words Made Use Of, in the Holy Scriptures, and in the Writings of the Most Eminent and Pious Divines, Whether Ancient Or Modern ... To which is Added, a Brief Explication of All the Proper Names Found in Sacred Scripture ... by John Fleetwood

ACCORD Is a very emphatic expression, and made use of in scripture to point out such an union of hearts as implies, that a whole body of people in a collative capacity are but as one man. Among Christians it imports that all the real disciples ...

Google previewA digest of the laws of South-Carolina (1822)

containing the public statute law of the state, down to the year 1822; a compendious system of the general principles and doctrines of the common law, the law of courts martial, and a great variety of forms: the whole being designed, chiefly, for the instruction and use of the private citizen and inferior magistrate by Benjamin James, South Carolina

ACCORD Is a satisfaction agreed upon between the party in juring and the party injured; which, when performed, is a bar of all actions upon this account; as if a man contract to build a house, or deliver a horse, and fail in it, tiiis is an in jury, ...

Google previewBusiness Law Today, Comprehensive: Text and Cases: Diverse, Ethical, Online, and Global Environment (2014)

by Roger Miller

The accord is the agreement under which one of the parties promises to give or perform, and the other to accept, something other than that on which the parties originally agreed. Satisfaction is the performance (usually payment), which takes ...

Google previewWireless Local Loop Newsletter

The Boston Properties accord is the 8,472nd building access agreement in the Teligent portfolio, and with other recent contracts brings the total amount of commercial office space where the company can offer its local, long distance and ...


by Philip Forsang Ndikum

Sur la nécessité de se prononcer sur l'existence d'un nouvel accord par suite des modifications apportées en 1995 33. La formulation de la demande principale et de la demande subsidiaire de la Commission fait apparaître que, selon cette ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of American Indian History [4 volumes] (2007)

by Bruce E. Johansen, Barry M. Pritzker

and provincial Métis representative bodies, signed the Métis Nation Accord.

Google previewThe Federal Reserve System: An Encyclopedia (2005)

An Encyclopedia by Rik W. Hafer

The Basel Accord represents a major attempt by domestic regulatory agencies to coordinate relations across national...

The Accord, developed by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, represented an important development in the ...

Google previewPhilologia Anglicana: or, a Philological and synonymical dictionary of the English language; in which the words are deduced from their originals-their sense defined-and the same illustrated and supported by proper examples and notes, critical and explanatory. [“A-Adornment” only.] (1806)

by Benjamin DAWSON (Rector of Burgh, Suffolk.)

They gathered themselves together, to fight with Joshua and Israel, with one accord \ Josh. ix. 1. Q. “ Try, if there were in one steeple two bells of one unison, whether the striking of the one would move the other, more than if it were another ...

Google previewClimate Change: An Encyclopedia of Science and History [4 volumes] (2013)

An Encyclopedia of Science and History by Brian C. Black, David M. Hassenzahl Ph.D., Jennie C. Stephens, Gary Weisel, Nancy Gift

Accord. Introduction The Copenhagen Accord\Nasdrafled on Decen1ber18,2009,attheldfleenth Conference of the Parties (COP-15) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Copenhagen, ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, &c. Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)

* To ACCORD, v. a. [derived, by some, from corda the string of a musical Vstrument, by others, from corda, hearts; in the first, implying harmony, in the other, unity. \ 1 . To make agree ; to adjust one thing to another; with the particle to.

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis, Or, Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, Etc (1816)

Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference

* To ACCORD. v. a. (derived, by some, from corda the string of a musical instrument, by others, from corda, hearts; in the first, implying harmony, in the other, unity. 1. To make agree; to adjust one thing to another; with the particle to.

Google previewThe Princeton Encyclopedia of the World Economy. (Two Volume Set) (2009)

by Kenneth A. Reinert, Ramkishen S. Rajan, Amy Joycelyn Glass

SUSAN FEINBERG • Louvre Accord The Louvre Accord is an agreement reached in Paris on February 22, 1987, among the Group of Six countries (the United States, Canada, Japan, Germany, France, and the United Kingdom) to stabilize the ...

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The best victory is when the opponent surrenders of its own accord before there are any actual hostilities...It is best to win without fighting. (Sun Tzu)
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Scrabble value of A1C3C3O1R1D2

The value of this 6-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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