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[adj] (followed by `to') as reported or stated by; "according to historians"
[adj] (followed by `to') in agreement with or accordant with; "according to instructions"

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accordant, reported

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\Ac*cord"ing\, p. a. Agreeing; in agreement or harmony; harmonious. ``This according voice of national wisdom.'' --Burke. ``Mind and soul according well.'' --Tennyson. According to him, every person was to be bought. --Macaulay. Our zeal should be according to knowledge. --Sprat. Note: According to has been called a prepositional phrase, but strictly speaking, according is a participle in the sense of agreeing, acceding, and to alone is the preposition. {According as}, precisely as; the same as; corresponding to the way in which. According as is an adverbial phrase, of which the propriety has been doubted; but good usage sanctions it. See {According}, adv. Is all things well, According as I gave directions? --Shak. The land which the Lord will give you according as he hath promised. --Ex. xii. 2
\Ac*cord"ing\, adv. Accordingly; correspondingly. [Obs.] --Shak.

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