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.

Primary Meanings of accord

1.
nv
concurrence of opinion
be harmonious or consistent with
2.
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
Types:
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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
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
Examples:
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
Types:
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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 be harmonious or consistent with

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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