(adjective, verb, adverb)


1. (followed by `to') in agreement with or accordant with

- according to instructions

Similar word(s): accordant

2. (followed by `to') as reported or stated by

- according to historians

Similar word(s): reported

Sentences with according as an adjective:

- This according voice of national wisdom.


1. (obsolete) Accordingly; correspondingly. [16th-17th c.]

2. Consistently as; in a corresponding manner (now generally expressing accordance with two or more alternatives). [from 16th c.]

3. In accordance, in a manner consistent to (something). [from 16th c.]


1. present participle of accord

- Mind and soul according well. - Alfred Tennyson