From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishaccording toacˈcording to ●●●S2W1 preposition1SAY/STATEas shown by something or stated by someoneAccording 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. ► Don’t 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.2DEPEND/IT DEPENDSin a way that depends on differences in situations or amountsYou will be paid according to the amount of work you do.3in a way that agrees with a system or plan, or obeys a set of rulesThe 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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according to• You still owe $235, according to our records.• The company specializes in officefurniture, according toownerSandy Norby.• According to police, Miller was arrested at the scene of the robbery.went according to plan• Everything at the dancewent according to plan.• For him everything went according to plan.• For the first hour or two, everything went according to plan.• Nothing went according to plan for Love.• If everything went according to plan they would move to the city before the end of the year.