1. To make to agree or correspond; to suit one thing to another; to adjust; followed by to. "Her hands accorded the lute's music to the voice." (Sidney)

2. To bring to an agreement, as persons; to reconcile; to settle, adjust, harmonize, or compose, as things; as, to accord suits or controversies. "When they were accorded from the fray." (Spenser) "All which particulars, being confessedly knotty and difficult can never be accorded but by a competent stock of critical learning." (South)

3. To grant as suitable or proper; to concede; to award; as, to accord to one due praise. "According his desire."

Origin: OE. Acorden, accorden, OF. Acorder, F. Accorder, fr. LL. Accordare; L. Ad + cor, cordis, heart. Cf. Concord, Discord, and see Heart.

1. To agree; to correspond; to be in harmony; followed by with, formerly also by to; as, his disposition accords with his looks. "My heart accordeth with my tongue." (Shak) "Thy actions to thy words accord." (Milton)

2. To agree in pitch and tone.

(01 Mar 1998)