One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘she had had a narrow escape, according to the doctors’
as stated by, as maintained by, as claimed by, on the authority of, on the report of, in the opinion of
2‘cook the rice according to the instructions’
as specified by, as per, in accordance with, in compliance with, in agreement with, in line with, in keeping with, commensurate with, in harmony with, in conformity with, in obedience to, true to, in fulfilment of, following, honouring, heeding, observing
3‘salary will be fixed according to experience’
in proportion to, proportional to, commensurate with, in relation to, relative to, corresponding to, dependent on, based on
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