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Accord (verb active)

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To Acco'rd. v.a. [derived, by some, from corda the string of a musical instrument, by others, from corda hearts, in the first, implying harmony, in the other, unity.]

To make agree; to adjust one thing to another; with the particle to.

The first sports the shepherds showed, were full of such leaps and gambols, as being accorded to the pipe which they bore in their mouths, even as they danced, made a right picture of their chief god Pan, and his companions the satyrs. Sidney, b. i.

Her hands accorded the lute's music to the voice; her panting heart danced to the music. Sidney, b. ii.

The lights and shades, whose well accorded strife,
Gives all the strength and colour of our life.
Pope's Epist.

Sources: Pope, Alexander (393) · Sidney, Philip (140)

Attributes: Italian (29) · Latin (690) · Verb Active (289)

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