Today’s Word : accord

Word : accord

PRONUNCIATION:

(uh-KORD)

MEANING:

noun: 1. A formal agreement. 2. Agreement or harmony.
verb tr.: To grant.
verb intr.: To fit in or to be harmonious.

ETYMOLOGY:

From Old French acorder (to reconcile), from Latin accordare, from ad- (towards) + cor (heart). Ultimately from the Indo-European root kerd- (heart) that is also the source of cardiac, cordial, courage, concord, discord, and record. Earliest documented use: before 1121.

USAGE:

“India and the US yesterday signed an accord that will enable them to jointly secure their cyber spaces.”
Agreement With US on Cyber Space; Gulf Times (Qatar); Jul 19, 2011.

Explore “accord” in the Visual Thesaurus.

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