One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
predicative Agreeing or compatible.‘I found the music accordant with the words of the service’
compatible, congruous, agreeing, consonant, in harmony, harmonious, in tune, in line, reconcilable, of a pieceView synonyms
- ‘Or perhaps the soul itself acts immediately, affirming the Beautiful where it finds something accordant with the Ideal-Form within itself, using this Idea as a canon of accuracy in its decision.’
- ‘These, he argued, had to be given in the form of narrative without book, which is more accordant with the oriental mode, and decidedly more impressive.’
- ‘The revelation of divine ‘power’ in the form of divine humility, moreover, is not only accordant with, but ultimately explanatory of, the curious world that evolutionary science now presents to us.’
- ‘It is the oldest, the clearest, and the most accordant with the common reason of mankind ’.’
Middle English: from Old French acordant, from acorder ‘bring to an agreement’ (see accord).
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