accord
\ \ [12] In its original source, Vulgar Latin *accordāre, accord meant literally ‘heart-toheart’ (from Latin adto’ and cord-, the stem of corheart’). It passed into Old French as acorder, and was borrowed comparatively early into English, turning up in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle in 1123.
\ \ Its general sense of ‘being in agreement’ has been narrowed down in English and other languages to the notion of ‘being in harmony musically’, and either Italian accordare or French accorder provided the basis for German akkordion (from which English got accordion), the musical instrument invented by Buschmann in Berlin in 1822.
\ \ Cf.CORDIAL

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  • accord — ACCORD. s. m. Convention, paction que l on fait pour terminer un differend, Faire un accord, passer un accord. je me tiens à l accord qui a esté fait. il sont en termes d accord. Il signifie aussi, Consentement. Je suis d accord, cela s est fait… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • accord — ac·cord 1 /ə kȯrd/ vt 1: to bring into agreement 2: to grant or give esp. as appropriate, due, or earned vi: to be consistent or in harmony ◇ Accord in this sense is often used to introduce a case or an authority that accords with the case or… …   Law dictionary

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  • accord — ► VERB 1) give or grant someone (power or recognition). 2) (accord with) be in agreement or consistent with. ► NOUN 1) an official agreement or treaty. 2) agreement in opinion or feeling. ● of one s own accord …   English terms dictionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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