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according to

preposition
     
according to S2 W1
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.
! Do not say 'according to me' or 'according to my opinion/point of view'. Say in my opinion In my opinion his first book is much better.
2 in a way that depends on differences in situations or amounts:
You will be paid according to the amount of work you do.
3 in a way that agrees with a system or plan, or obeys a set of rules:
The game will be played according to rules laid down for the 1992 Cup.
Everything went according to plan, and we arrived on time.

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