accord

An accord is an agreement between groups or even nations, like a formal peace accord that prevents war or the accord between you and your sister specifying who gets to use the car on which days.

Accord is an agreeable word. If you and your best friend are always in accord, you agree about everything. And if you do something of your own accord, you do it without prompting from someone else. As a verb, accord means to be in harmony or agreement, or to allow. Perhaps your enhanced vocabulary will accord you, or allow you, a better understanding of language.

Definitions of accord
  1. noun
    concurrence of opinion
    “we are in accord with your proposal”
    synonyms: accordance, conformity
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    agreement
    the verbal act of agreeing
  2. noun
    sympathetic compatibility
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    compatibility
    capability of existing or performing in harmonious or congenial combination
  3. noun
    harmony of people's opinions or actions or characters
    synonyms: agreement
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    disagreement, dissension, dissonance, misunderstanding
    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
    the state of corresponding exactly
    social contract
    an implicit agreement among people that results in the organization of society; individual surrenders liberty in return for protection
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    concord, concordance, consonance, 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
  4. noun
    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
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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
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    written agreement
    a legal document summarizing the agreement between parties
  5. verb
    be harmonious or consistent with
    synonyms: agree, comport, concord, consort, fit in, harmonise, harmonize
    agree, check, correspond, fit, gibe, jibe, match, tally
    be compatible, similar, or consistent; coincide in their characteristics
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    blend, blend in, go
    blend or harmonize
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    agree, check, correspond, fit, gibe, jibe, match, tally
    be compatible, similar, or consistent; coincide in their characteristics
  6. verb
    allow to have
    synonyms: allot, grant
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    give
    accord by verdict
    enfranchise
    grant voting rights
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    give
    transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody
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