Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: acort, from acorder; ACCORD2


1 noun

of somebody's/something's own accord

without being asked or forced to do something:
He decided to go of his own accord.
The door seemed to move of its own accord.
2 [uncountable] formal a situation in which two people, ideas, or statements agree with each other
be in accord with something
These results are in accord with earlier research.
in perfect/complete accord
It is important to the success of any firm that its partners should be in complete accord.
3 [countable] a formal agreement between countries or groups:
the Helsinki accord on human rights

with one accord

formal if two or more people do something with one accord, they do it together or at the same time:
There was a silence as the women turned with one accord to stare at Doreen.

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