According+to

  • 1 According — Ac*cord ing, p. a. Agreeing; in agreement or harmony; harmonious. This according voice of national wisdom. Burke. Mind and soul according well. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] According to him, every person was to be bought. Macaulay. [1913 Webster] Our …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 According as — According Ac*cord ing, p. a. Agreeing; in agreement or harmony; harmonious. This according voice of national wisdom. Burke. Mind and soul according well. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] According to him, every person was to be bought. Macaulay. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 according — 1. according as. This is now well established as a subordinating conjunction meaning ‘depending on whether, to the extent to which’, despite Fowler s long warning (1926) against its use: e.g. • Llanaba Castle presents two quite different aspects …

    Modern English usage

  • 4 according to — W1S2 prep 1.) as shown by something or stated by someone ▪ According to the police, his attackers beat him with a blunt instrument. ▪ There is now widespread support for these proposals, according to a recent public opinion poll. 2.) in a way… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 5 according to — UK US preposition ► used for saying which person, group, piece of information, etc. provides a particular fact: »According to a company spokesman, the firm is expected to have sales of more than $3.5 billion this year. according to… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 6 according — ► ADVERB 1) (according to) as stated by or in. 2) (according to) corresponding or in proportion to. 3) (according as) depending on whether …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 according — [ə kôr′diŋ] adj. agreeing; in harmony according as 1. to the degree that; in proportion as 2. depending on whether; if according to 1. in agreement with 2. in the order of [arranged according to size] …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 according — c.1300, matching, similar, correponding, prp. adjective and adverb from ACCORD (Cf. accord) (v.). Meanings conforming (to), compliant, in agreement; consistent, harmonious; suitable, appropriate are from late 14c. According to referring to, lit.… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 According — Ac*cord ing, adv. Accordingly; correspondingly. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 10 according to — index pursuant to Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 11 according to — ♦ 1) PHR PREP If someone says that something is true according to a particular person, book, or other source of information, they are indicating where they got their information. Philip stayed at the hotel, according to Mr Hemming... He and his… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 according to — ac cording ,to preposition *** 1. ) if you do something according to a plan, system, or set of rules, you do it in a way that agrees with or obeys that plan, system, or set of rules: We should try to play the game according to the rules. go… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 according to */*/*/ — UK [əˈkɔː(r)dɪŋ ˌtuː] / US [əˈkɔrdɪŋ ˌtu] preposition 1) if you do something according to a plan, system, or set of rules, you do it in a way that agrees with or obeys that plan, system, or set of rules We should try to play the game according to …

    English dictionary

  • 14 according — /əˈkɔdɪŋ / (say uh kawding) adjective 1. agreeing. –phrase 2. according as, conformably or proportionately as: according as the weather is on the day. 3. according to, a. in accordance with: according to the instructions. b. proportionately with …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 15 according as — conjunction Etymology: according (II) 1. : just as : proportionately as you ll receive according as you give : depending on how according as this question is answered, there are two suggestions to be made Publ s Mod. Lang. Association of America …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 16 according to — 1. in agreement or accord with: according to his judgment. 2. consistent with; in conformity with: to be paid according to one s experience. 3. on the authority of; as stated or reported by: According to her, they have gone. 4. in proportion to:… …

    Universalium

  • 17 according to*/*/*/ — [əˈkɔːdɪŋ ˌtuː] preposition 1) used for stating where information or ideas have come from According to newspaper reports, fighting has broken out in the northern provinces.[/ex] 2) in a way that agrees with or obeys a particular plan, system, or… …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 18 according — adv. 1 (foll. by to) a as stated by or in (according to my sister; according to their statement). b in a manner corresponding to; in proportion to (he lives according to his principles). 2 (foll. by as + clause) in a manner or to a degree that… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 19 according to — {prep.} 1. So as to match or agree with; so as to be alike in. * /Many words are pronounced according to the spelling but some are not./ * /The boys were placed in three groups according to height./ 2. On the word or authority of. * /According to …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 20 according to — {prep.} 1. So as to match or agree with; so as to be alike in. * /Many words are pronounced according to the spelling but some are not./ * /The boys were placed in three groups according to height./ 2. On the word or authority of. * /According to …

    Dictionary of American idioms


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