According Ac*cord"ing, p. a. Agreeing; in agreement or harmony; harmonious. ``This according voice of national wisdom.'' --Burke. ``Mind and soul according well.'' --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

According to him, every person was to be bought. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

Our zeal should be according to knowledge. --Sprat. [1913 Webster]

Note: According to has been called a prepositional phrase, but strictly speaking, according is a participle in the sense of agreeing, acceding, and to alone is the preposition. [1913 Webster]

{According as}, precisely as; the same as; corresponding to the way in which. According as is an adverbial phrase, of which the propriety has been doubted; but good usage sanctions it. See {According}, adv. [1913 Webster]

Is all things well, According as I gave directions? --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The land which the Lord will give you according as he hath promised. --Ex. xii. 25. [1913 Webster]

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