Word of the Day Archive
Monday January 18, 2010
, intransitive verb:
1. To be in agreement or harmony; agree.
1. To cause to conform or agree; bring into harmony.
2. To grant; bestow.
1. Agreement; harmony.
2. A settlement or compromise of conflicting opinions.
3. A settlement of points at issue between nations.
Eliza tried to accord this information with her own memories of Mother. Through the tunnel of time came fragmented images: Mother in the windowless room above Mrs. Swindell's shop; a small pot with a fragrant herb.
-- Kate Morton, The Forgotten Garden
I had just moved to New York and was wondering if I was going to be alone for the rest of my life. Part of the problem was that, according to several reliable sources, I tended to exhaust people.
-- David Sedaris, Me Talk Pretty One Day
My aunt was all in accord with my trip to the West; she said it would do me good, I'd been working so hard all winter and staying in too much; she even didn't complain when I told her I'd have to hitchhike some.
-- Jack Kerouac, On the Road
Accord derives from Middle English accorden, from Old French acorder, from Medieval Latin accordāre, to bring into agreement.