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noun [C or U]     /əˈkɔːd/ US  /-ˈkɔːrd/
(a formal) agreement: On 31 May the two leaders signed a peace accord. Before 1987, the accord between the Labour government and the unions was a simple affair. The project is completely in accord with government policy.Accepting and agreeingAccepting and agreeing reluctantlyApproving and approvalOfficial documents of your own accord C2 If you do something of your own accord, you do it without being asked to do it: She came of her own accord. No one asked her to come.Taking and choosing with one accord formal If people do something with one accord, they do it together and in complete agreement: With one accord, the delegates walked out of the conference.Acting, being or existing together
(Definition of accord noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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