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 for According
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Accord \Ac*cord"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Accorded; p. pr. & vb.
     n. According.] [OE. acorden, accorden, OF. acorder, F.
     accorder, fr. LL. accordare; L. ad + cor, cordis, heart. Cf.
     Concord, Discord, and see Heart.]
     1. To make to agree or correspond; to suit one thing to
        another; to adjust; -- followed by to. [R.]
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              Her hands accorded the lute's music to the voice.
                                                    --Sidney.
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     2. To bring to an agreement, as persons; to reconcile; to
        settle, adjust, harmonize, or compose, as things; as, to
        accord suits or controversies.
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              When they were accorded from the fray. --Spenser.
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              All which particulars, being confessedly knotty and
              difficult can never be accorded but by a competent
              stock of critical learning.           --South.
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     3. To grant as suitable or proper; to concede; to award; as,
        to accord to one due praise. "According his desire."
        --Spenser.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  According \Ac*cord"ing\, adv.
     Accordingly; correspondingly. [Obs.] --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  According \Ac*cord"ing\, p. a.
     Agreeing; in agreement or harmony; harmonious. "This
     according voice of national wisdom." --Burke. "Mind and soul
     according well." --Tennyson.
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           According to him, every person was to be bought.
                                                    --Macaulay.
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           Our zeal should be according to knowledge. --Sprat.
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     Note: According to has been called a prepositional phrase,
           but strictly speaking, according is a participle in the
           sense of agreeing, acceding, and to alone is the
           preposition.
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     According as, precisely as; the same as; corresponding to
        the way in which. According as is an adverbial phrase, of
        which the propriety has been doubted; but good usage
        sanctions it. See According, adv.
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              Is all things well,
              According as I gave directions?       --Shak.
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              The land which the Lord will give you according as
              he hath promised.                     --Ex. xii. 25.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  according
      adj 1: (followed by `to') in agreement with or accordant with;
             "according to instructions"
      2: (followed by `to') as reported or stated by; "according to
         historians"

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