To cause to conform or agree; bring into harmony. To grant, especially as being due or appropriate: accorded the President the proper deference. To bestow upon: I accord you my blessing. To be in agreement, unity, or harmony. See Synonyms at agree. Agreement; harmony: act in accord with university policies. A settlement or compromise of conflicting opinions. A settlement of points at issue between nations. Spontaneous or voluntary desire to take a certain action: The children returned on their own accord. He confessed of his own accord.