to be in agreement or harmony; agree.
to make agree or correspond; adapt.
to grant; bestow:
to accord due praise.
archaic. to settle; reconcile.
proper relationship or proportion; harmony.
a harmonious union of sounds, colors, etc.
consent or concurrence of opinions or wills; agreement.
an international agreement; settlement of questions outstanding among nations.
of one’s own accord, without being asked or told; voluntarily:
we did the extra work of our own accord.
contemporary examples

the three were accorded the same rights as any defendant, including legal counsel.
brooklyn is the new guantánamo for three suspected al-shabab members michael daly september 25, 2013

actions by the state need to be evidence-based and due process needs to be accorded to all communities living in ireland.
another blonde haired, blue eyed child is found living with roma gypsies in ireland tom sykes october 21, 2013

a similar chair should be accorded al-zawahiri if and when he is ever captured alive.
9/11 manhattan murder is no mystery thanks to bin laden kin trial michael daly march 3, 2014

even osama bin laden was accorded the final rites prescribed by his avowed religion, courtesy of the u.s. government.
will tamerlan tsarnaev get a muslim burial? michael daly april 25, 2013

staff members are accorded rooms in luxurious palaces or five-star hotels with views of manmade, pristine lakes.
when bush caved to egypt matt latimer january 29, 2011

historical examples

his reception of edward was no more nor less than would have been accorded under ordinary circ-mstances.
sons and fathers harry stillwell edwards

he could -ssure them they felt highly flattered at the reception which had been accorded them.
explorations in australia john forrest

i also was accorded an unsatisfactory interview with basil wilberforce.
ghosts i have seen violet tweedale

not only did he shake hands with me, but he also accorded me the nose salutation.
brighter britain! (volume 1 of 2) william delisle hay

we shall add nothing to this, since it is evidently the best eulogium that can be accorded them.
scientific american supplement, no. 443, june 28, 1884 various

agreement; conformity; accordance (esp in the phrase in accord with)
consent or concurrence of opinion
with one accord, unanimously
pleasing relationship between sounds, colours, etc; harmony
a settlement of differences, as between nations; compromise
of one’s own accord, voluntarily
to be or cause to be in harmony or agreement
(transitive) to grant; bestow

early 12c., from old french acorder (12c.) “reconcile, agree, be in harmony,” from vulgar latin -accordare “make agree,” literally “be of one heart, bring heart to heart,” from latin ad- “to” + cor (genitive cordis) “heart” (see heart). related: accorded; according.

late 13c., accourd, from old french acord “agreement,” a back-formation from acorder (see accord (v.)).
see: of one’s own accord

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