concord

A concord is an agreement. If you want to watch a romantic comedy and your date wants to watch a horror film, you might compromise and come to a concord by agreeing to watch an action comedy.

Concord can be used as a verb meaning "to arrange by agreement," but this usage is rare. Much more common is concord used as a noun. The United Nations could work tirelessly to establish a concord between warring nations, or you might even work to establish a concord among the warring factions on your cheerleading team. A concord brings peace and harmony — just like a peace treaty.

Primary Meanings of concord

1.
nv
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
go together
2.
nv
agreement of opinions
be in accord; be in agreement
3.
v
arrange the words of a text so as to create a concordance
4.
n
the determination of grammatical inflection on the basis of word relations
Full Definitions of concord
1

n 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

Synonyms:
concordance, harmony
Types:
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peace
harmonious relations; freedom from disputes
comity
a state or atmosphere of harmony or mutual civility and respect
accord, agreement
harmony of people's opinions or actions or characters
comity of nations
courteous respect by one nation for the laws and institutions of another
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:
order
established customary state (especially of society)

v go together

“Their ideas concorded
Synonyms:
accord, agree, 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
2

n agreement of opinions

Synonyms:
concordance, harmony
Type of:
agreement
the verbal act of agreeing

v be in accord; be in agreement

“Both philosophers concord on this point”
Synonyms:
agree, concur, hold
agree
achieve harmony of opinion, feeling, or purpose
Antonyms:
differ, disagree, dissent, take issue
be of different opinions
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settle
end a legal dispute by arriving at a settlement
conciliate, make up, patch up, reconcile, settle
come to terms
see eye to eye
be in agreement
concede, grant, yield
be willing to concede
subscribe, support
adopt as a belief
conclude, resolve
reach a conclusion after a discussion or deliberation
arrange, fix up
make arrangements for
determine, settle, square off, square up
settle conclusively; come to terms
appease, propitiate
make peace with
forgive
stop blaming or grant forgiveness
firm up
arrange firmly
make peace
end hostilities
settle
dispose of; make a financial settlement

v arrange by concord or agreement

Type of:
arrange, fix up
make arrangements for
3

v arrange the words of a text so as to create a concordance

“The team concorded several thousand nouns, verbs, and adjectives”
Type of:
arrange, set up
put into a proper or systematic order
4

n the determination of grammatical inflection on the basis of word relations

Synonyms:
agreement
Types:
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number agreement
agreement in number between words in the same grammatical construction (e.g., between adjectives and the nouns they modify)
person agreement
agreement in person between pronouns and verbs
case agreement
agreement in grammatical case between words in the same construction
gender agreement
agreement in grammatical gender between words in the same construction
Type of:
grammatical relation
a linguistic relation established by grammar

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