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- present participle.
- 1849, Alfred Tennyson, “Prologue”, in In Memoriam A.H.H., stanza 7-8:
- That mind and soul, according well, / May make one music as before
- This according voice of national wisdom.
- (obsolete) Accordingly; correspondingly. Template:defdate
- 1604, William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure, V.i:
- That apprehends no further than this world, / And squarest thy life according.
- Consistently as; in a corresponding manner (now generally expressing accordance with two or more alternatives). Template:defdate
- 1946, Bertrand Russell, History of Western Philosophy, I.20:
- Ethical theories may be divided into two classes, according as they regard virtue as an end or a means.
- In accordance, in a manner consistent to (something). Template:defdate
- 1897, Henry James, What Maisie Knew:
- there was only a frightening silence, unenlivened even by the invidious enquiries of former years, which culminated, according to its stern nature, in a still more frightening old woman, a figure awaiting her on the very doorstep.