From Middle English accorden, acorden, borrowed from Old French acorder (compare modern French accord and accorder), from Vulgar Latin *accordō, accordāre (“to be heart to heart with”), formed from Latin ad + cor (“heart”), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *ḱḗr ~ *ḱr̥d-, and thus distantly related to English heart (via Proto-Germanic *hertô).
- Agreement or concurrence of opinion, will, or action.
- 1622, Francis, Lord Verulam, Viscount St. Alban [i.e. Francis Bacon], The Historie of the Raigne of King Henry the Seventh, […], London: […] W[illiam] Stansby for Matthew Lownes, and William Barret, OCLC 1086746628:
- a mediator of an accord and peace between them
- A harmony in sound, pitch and tone; concord.
- 17th century, Sir John Davies, The Self-Subsistence of the Soul:
- Those sweet accords are even the angels' lays.
- Agreement or harmony of things in general.
- the accord of light and shade in painting
- (countable, perfumery) A distinctive mixture of fragrances or the odor thereof.
- 2010 November 18, Daphna Havkin-Frenkel; Faith C. Belanger, Handbook of Vanilla Science and Technology, John Wiley & Sons, →ISBN:
- Oriental fragrances often incorporate an accord referred to as amber. It is a perfumery accord using vanilla, olibanum, balsamic resins, and citrus to varying degrees.
- 2016 October 15, Valerie Ann Worwood, The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy, Revised and Expanded: Over 800 Natural, Nontoxic, and Fragrant Recipes to Create Health, Beauty, and Safe Home and Work Environments, New World Library, →ISBN, page 450:
- Accord is the perfumer's word for a perfume formulation that can be incorporated into any perfume calling for a particular note.
- (law) An agreement between parties in controversy, by which satisfaction for an injury is stipulated, and which, when executed, prevents a lawsuit.
- 1765–1769, William Blackstone, Commentaries on the Laws of England, (please specify |book=I to IV), Oxford, Oxfordshire: […] Clarendon Press, OCLC 65350522:
- Accord is a satisfaction agreed upon between the party injuring and the party injured ; which , when performed , is a bar of all actions upon this account
- (international law) An international agreement.
- The Geneva Accord of 1954 ended the French-Indochinese War.
- (obsolete) Assent
- Voluntary or spontaneous impulse to act.
- Nobody told me to do it. I did it of my own accord.
- (transitive) To make to agree or correspond; to suit one thing to another; to adjust.
- (transitive) To bring (people) to an agreement; to reconcile, settle, adjust or harmonize.
- 1660, Robert South, The Scribe instructed, &c.:
- all which particulars, being confessedly knotty and difficult, can never be accorded but by a competent stock of critical learning
- (intransitive) To agree or correspond; to be in harmony; to be concordant.
- 1671, John Milton, “The Third Book”, in Paradise Regain’d. A Poem. In IV Books. To which is Added, Samson Agonistes, London: […] J. M[acock] for John Starkey […], OCLC 228732398, lines 9–11, page 54:
- Thy actions to thy words accord, thy words / To thy large heart give utterance due, thy heart / Conteins of good, wiſe, juſt, the perfect ſhape.
- 1910, Emerson Hough, chapter II, in The Purchase Price: Or The Cause of Compromise, Indianapolis, Ind.: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, OCLC 639762314:
- Carried somehow, somewhither, for some reason, on these surging floods, were these travelers, […]. Even such a boat as the Mount Vernon offered a total deck space so cramped as to leave secrecy or privacy well out of the question, even had the motley and democratic assemblage of passengers been disposed to accord either.
- (intransitive) To agree in pitch and tone.
- (transitive, law) To grant as suitable or proper; to concede or award.
- 1817 December, Percy Bysshe Shelley, “The Revolt of Islam. […]”, in [Mary] Shelley, editor, The Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley. […], volume I, London: Edward Moxon […], published 1839, OCLC 1000449192, page 217:
- And, when the blinding tears had fallen, I saw
That column, and those corpses, and the moon,
And felt the poisonous tooth of hunger gnaw
My vitals, I rejoiced, as if the boon
Of senseless death would be accorded soon;— […]
- 1951, United Nations, Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, article 14:
- In respect of the protection of industrial property, […] a refugee shall be accorded in the country in which he has his habitual residence the same protection as is accorded to nationals of that country.
- 2010 December 16, European Court of Human Rights, A, B and C v. Ireland, number 25579/05, marginal 235:
- In the present case, and contrary to the Government’s submission, the Court considers that there is indeed a consensus amongst a substantial majority of the Contracting States of the Council of Europe towards allowing abortion on broader grounds than accorded under Irish law.
- (intransitive, obsolete) To give consent.
- (intransitive, archaic) To arrive at an agreement.
accord m (plural accords)
- → Danish: akkord
- → German: Akkord
- → Norwegian Bokmål: akkord
- → Norwegian Nynorsk: akkord
- → Swedish: ackord
- → Turkish: akor, akort
- “accord”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
accord m (plural accords)