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Adverb
/əˈkôrdiNG/,
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As stated by or in,
  1. As stated by or in
    • - the outlook for investors is not bright, according to financial experts
    • - he may have only weeks to live, according to a source close to the family
    • - we have the world's most expensive public transport, according a recent survey
  2. In a manner corresponding or conforming to
    • - cook the rice according to the instructions
  3. In proportion or relation to
    • - salary will be fixed according to experience
  4. Depending on whether


  1. (followed by `to') in agreement with or accordant with; "according to instructions"
  2. (accordingly) consequently: (sentence connectors) because of the reason given; "consequently, he didn't do it"; "continued to have severe headaches and accordingly returned to the doctor"
  3. (accordingly) in accordance with; "she acted accordingly"
  4. Agreeing; in agreement or harmony; harmonious; Accordingly; correspondingly. [16th-17th c.]; Consistently as; in a corresponding manner (now generally expressing accordance with two or more alternatives). [from 16th c.]; In accordance, in a manner consistent to (something). [from 16th c.]
  5. (ACCORDINGLY) (adverb) To show something corresponds, relates. Example: 'He was told that the project was urgent, so he accordingly worked overtime until it was completed'.
  6. (accordingly) also, anyway, besides, certainly, consequently, finally, furthermore, hence, however, incidentally, indeed, instead, likewise, meanwhile, moreover, nevertheless, next, nonetheless, otherwise, similarly, still, subsequently, then, therefore, thus.
  7. to the documentary hypothesis the existence of two creation stories is the result of the merging of two distinct traditions into one unified text.
  8. to the report made by the U.S. health foundation, people living in the United States are left far behind other industrialized nations in terms of preventable deaths. The foundation's report is available in the January/February issue of the journal entitled Health Affairs. ...
  9. to earlier reports by the Taiwanese media, Nicholas Tse gave his spouse the final warning through his lawyers. He demanded Cecilia Cheung to bring their sons back to the Tse residence before he returns to Hong Kong, when Reversal War wraps its shoot on Friday.
  10. (p & adj) : agreeing, according to