Associations to the word «According»


ACCORDING, verb. Present participle of accord
ACCORDING, adjective. Agreeing; in agreement or harmony; harmonious.
ACCORDING, adverb. (obsolete) Accordingly; correspondingly. [16th-17th c.]
ACCORDING, adverb. Consistently as; in a corresponding manner (now generally expressing accordance with two or more alternatives). [from 16th c.]
ACCORDING, adverb. In accordance, in a manner consistent to (something). [from 16th c.]
ACCORDING AS, adverb. Precisely as; the same as; corresponding to the way in which.
ACCORDING AS, adverb. To the proportion or degree that.
ACCORDING AS, adverb. Depending on whether.
ACCORDING TO, preposition. (idiomatic) Based on what is said or stated by; on the authority of.
ACCORDING TO, preposition. In a manner conforming or corresponding to; in proportion
ACCORDING TO, preposition. Depending on.
ACCORDING TO HOYLE, prepositional phrase. (idiomatic) In strict accordance with the rules, especially of card games; in the proper or expected manner.
ACCORDING TO ONE'S UNDERSTANDING, prepositional phrase. As far as one can understand with the data and knowledge available at the moment.
ACCORDING TO PLAN, prepositional phrase. As intended, as planned; without the occurrence of any complications.

Dictionary definition

ACCORDING, adjective. (followed by `to') in agreement with or accordant with; "according to instructions".
ACCORDING, adjective. (followed by `to') as reported or stated by; "according to historians".

Wise words

A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged; it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and time in which it is used.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.