accord

If you clean your room of your own accord, you parents will be pleased—it means you did it without having to be asked. They might even accord you an extra privilege. Warring nations make peace accords.

A Honda Accord is a nice, agreeable car, and the word accord is all about agreement, or unity. If a whole class begs with one accord to postpone a quiz for a day to allow more review, the teacher is more likely to listen than if it was just one student asking.

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: accord

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nv
concurrence of opinion
go together
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v
allow to have
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: accord
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n concurrence of opinion

“we are in accord with your proposal”
Synonyms:
accordance, conformity
Type of:
agreement
the verbal act of agreeing

n sympathetic compatibility

Type of:
compatibility
capability of existing or performing in harmonious or congenial combination

n harmony of people's opinions or actions or characters

Synonyms:
agreement
Antonyms:
disagreement, dissension, dissonance
a conflict of people's opinions or actions or characters
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community, community of interests
agreement as to goals
concurrence, meeting of minds
a state of cooperation
consensus
agreement in the judgment or opinion reached by a group as a whole
sense of the meeting
general agreement reached by an assembled group
unanimity
everyone being of one mind
unison
corresponding exactly
social contract
an implicit agreement among people that results in the organization of society; individual surrenders liberty in return for protection
Type of:
concord, concordance, harmony
a harmonious state of things in general and of their properties (as of colors and sounds); congruity of parts with one another and with the whole

n a written agreement between two states or sovereigns

Synonyms:
pact, treaty
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North Atlantic Treaty
the treaty signed in 1949 by 12 countries that established NATO
SALT I
the first treaty between the United States and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics resulting from the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks
SALT II
the second treaty between the United States and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics resulting from the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks
Peace of Westphalia
the peace treaty that ended the Thirty Years' War in 1648
Chemical Weapons Convention
a global treaty banning the production or acquisition or stockpiling or transfer or use of chemical weapons
Geneva Convention
an agreement first drawn up in Geneva in 1864 and later revised concerning the treatment of captured and wounded military personnel and civilians in wartime
Treaty of Versailles
the treaty imposed on Germany by the Allied powers in 1920 after the end of World War I which demanded exorbitant reparations from the Germans
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alliance
a formal agreement establishing an association or alliance between nations or other groups to achieve a particular aim
commercial treaty
a treaty governing commerce between two or more nations
pacification, peace, peace treaty
a treaty to cease hostilities
convention
(diplomacy) an international agreement
Type of:
written agreement
a legal document summarizing the agreement between parties

v go together

Synonyms:
agree, concord, consort, fit in, harmonise, harmonize
agree, check, correspond, fit, gibe, jibe, match, tally
be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics
Types:
blend, blend in, go
blend or harmonize
Type of:
agree, check, correspond, fit, gibe, jibe, match, tally
be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics
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v allow to have

Synonyms:
allot, grant
Types:
give
accord by verdict
enfranchise
grant voting rights
Type of:
give
transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody
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