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[n] sympathetic compatibility
[n] a written agreement between two states or sovereigns
[n] concurrence of opinion; "we are in accord with your proposal"
[n] harmony of people's opinions or actions or characters; "the two parties were in agreement"
[v] allow to have; "grant a privilege"
[v] go together; "The colors don't harmonize"; "Their ideas concorded"

Misc. Definitions

\Ac*cord"\, n. [OE. acord, accord, OF. acort, acorde, F. accord, fr. OF. acorder, F. accorder. See {Accord}, v. t.]
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. 1
2. Harmony of sounds; agreement in pitch and tone; concord; as, the accord of tones. Those sweet accords are even the angels' lays. --Sir J. Davies.
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. 1
5. (Law) An agreement between parties in controversy, by which satisfaction for an injury is stipulated, and which, when executed, bars a suit. --Blackstone. {With one accord}, with unanimity. They rushed with one accord into the theater. --Acts xix. 2
\Ac*cord"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Accorded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {According}.] [OE. acorden, accorden, OF. acorder, F. accorder, fr. LL. accordare; L. ad + cor, cordis, heart. Cf. {Concord}, {Discord}, and see {Heart}.]
1. To make to agree or correspond; to suit one thing to another; to adjust; -- followed by to. [R.] 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. ``According his desire.'' --Spenser.
\Ac*cord"\, 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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