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ACCEPTANT Ac*ceptant, n. Defn: An accepter. Chapman.


ACCEPTATION Ac`cep*tation, n. 1. Acceptance; reception; favorable reception or regard; state of being acceptable. [Obs.] This is saying worthy of all acceptation. 1 Tim. i. 15. Some things . . . are notwithstanding of so great dignity and acceptation with God. Hooker. 2. The meaning in which a word or expression is understood, or generally received; as, term is to be used according to its usual acceptation. My words, in common acceptation, Could never give this provocation. Gay.


ACCEPTEDLY Ac*cepted*ly, adv. Defn: In a accepted manner; admittedly.


ACCEPTER Ac*cepter, n. 1. A person who accepts; a taker. 2. A respecter; a viewer with partiality. [Obs.] God is no accepter of persons. Chillingworth. 3. (Law) Defn: An acceptor.


ACCEPTILATION Ac*cep`ti*lation, n. Etym: [L. acceptilatio entry of a debt collected, acquittance, fr. p. p. of accipere (cf. Accept) + latio a carrying, fr. latus, p. p. of ferre to carry: cf. F. acceptilation.] (Civil Law) Defn: Gratuitous discharge; a release from debt or obligation without payment; free remission.


ACCEPTION Ac*ception, n. Etym: [L. acceptio a receiving, accepting: cf. F. acception.] Defn: Acceptation; the received meaning. [Obs.] Here the word baron is not to be taken in that restrictive sense to which the modern acception hath confined it. Fuller. Acception of persons or faces (Eccl.), favoritism; partiality. [Obs.] Wyclif.


ACCEPTIVE Ac*ceptive, a. 1. Fit for acceptance. 2. Ready to accept. [Obs.] B. Jonson.


ACCEPTOR Ac*ceptor (#; 277), n. Etym: [L.] Defn: One who accepts; specifically (Law & Com.), Defn: one who accepts an order or a bill of exchange; a drawee after he has accepted.


ACCESS Ac*cess (#; 277), n. Etym: [F. acc?s, L. accessus, fr. accedere. See Accede.] 1. A coming to, or near approach; admittance; admission; accessibility; as, to gain access to a prince. I did repel his letters, and denied His access to me. Shak. 2. The means, place, or way by which a thing may be approached; passage way; as, the access is by a neck of land. All access was thronged. Milton. 3. Admission to sexual intercourse. During coverture, access of the husband shall be presumed, unless the contrary be shown. Blackstone. 4. Increase by something added; addition; as, an access of territory. [In this sense accession is more generally used.] I, from the influence of thy looks, receive Access in every virtue. Milton. 5. An onset, attack, or fit of disease. The first access looked like an apoplexy. Burnet. 6. A paroxysm; a fit of passion; an outburst; as, an access of fury. [A Gallicism]


ACCESSARILY Ac*cessa*ri*ly, adv. Defn: In the manner of an accessary.


ACCESSARINESS Ac*cessa*ri*ness, n. Defn: The state of being accessary.


ACCESSARY Ac*cessa*ry (#; 277), a. Defn: Accompanying, as a subordinate; additional; accessory; esp., uniting in, or contributing to, a crime, but not as chief actor. See Accessory. To both their deaths thou shalt be accessary. Shak. Amongst many secondary and accessary causes that support monarchy, these are not of least reckoning. Milton.


ACCESSARY Ac*cessa*ry (277), n.; pl. Accessaries. Etym: [Cf. Accessory and LL. accessarius.] (Law) Defn: One who, not being present, contributes as an assistant or instigator to the commission of an offense. Accessary before the fact (Law), one who commands or counsels an offense, not being present at its commission. -- Accessary after the fact, one who, after an offense, assists or shelters the offender, not being present at the commission of the offense. Note: This word, as used in law, is spelt accessory by Blackstone and many others; but in this sense is spelt accessary by Bouvier, Burrill, Burns, Whishaw, Dane, and the Penny Cyclopedia; while in other senses it is spelt accessory. In recent text-books on criminal law the distinction is not preserved, the spelling being either accessary or accessory.


ACCESSIBILITY Ac*cess`i*bili*ty, n. Etym: [L. accessibilitas: cf. F. accessibilit?.] Defn: The quality of being accessible, or of admitting approach; receptibility. Langhorne.


ACCESSIBLE Ac*cessi*ble, a. Etym: [L. accessibilis, fr. accedere: cf. F. accessible. See Accede.] 1. Easy of access or approach; approachable; as, an accessible town or mountain, an accessible person. 2. Open to the influence of; -- with to. Minds accessible to reason. Macaulay. 3. Obtainable; to be got at. The best information . . . at present accessible. Macaulay.


ACCESSIBLY Ac*cessi*bly, adv. Defn: In an accessible manner.


ACCESSION Ac*cession, n. Etym: [L. accessio, fr. accedere: cf. F. accession. See Accede.] 1. A coming to; the act of acceding and becoming joined; as, a king's accession to a confederacy. 2. Increase by something added; that which is added; augmentation from without; as, an accession of wealth or territory. The only accession which the Roman empire received was the province of Britain. Gibbon. 3. (Law) (a) A mode of acquiring property, by which the owner of a corporeal substance which receives an addition by growth, or by labor, has a right to the part or thing added, or the improvement (provided the thing is not changed into a different species). Thus, the owner of a cow becomes the owner of her calf. (b) The act by which one power becomes party to engagements already in force between other powers. Kent. 4. The act of coming to or reaching a throne, an office, or dignity; as, the accession of the house of Stuart; -- applied especially to the epoch of a new dynasty. 5. (Med.) Defn: The invasion, approach, or commencement of a disease; a fit or paroxysm. Syn. -- Increase; addition; augmentation; enlargement.


ACCESSIONAL Ac*cession*al, a. Defn: Pertaining to accession; additional. [R.] Sir T. Browne.


ACCESSIVE Ac*cessive, a. Defn: Additional.


ACCESSORIAL Ac`ces*sori*al, a. Defn: Of or pertaining to an accessory; as, accessorial agency, accessorial guilt.


ACCESSORILY Ac*cesso*ri*ly, adv. Defn: In the manner of an accessory; auxiliary.


ACCESSORINESS Ac*cesso*ri*ness, n. Defn: The state of being accessory, or connected subordinately.


ACCESSORY Ac*cesso*ry (#; 277), a. Etym: [L. accessorius. See Access, and cf. Accessary.] Defn: Accompanying as a subordinate; aiding in a secondary way; additional; connected as an incident or subordinate to a principal; contributing or contributory; said of persons and things, and, when of persons, usually in a bad sense; as, he was accessory to the riot; accessory sounds in music. Note: Ash accents the antepenult; and this is not only more regular, but preferable, on account of easiness of pronunciation. Most orho?pists place the accent on the first syllable. Syn. -- Accompanying; contributory; auxiliary; subsidiary; subservient; additional; acceding.


ACCESSORY Ac*cesso*ry, n.; pl. Accessories. 1. That which belongs to something else deemed the principal; something additional and subordinate. The aspect and accessories of a den of banditti. Carlyle. 2. (Law) Defn: Same as Accessary, n. 3. (Fine Arts) Defn: Anything that enters into a work of art without being indispensably necessary, as mere ornamental parts. Elmes. Syn. -- Abettor; accomplice; ally; coadjutor. See Abettor.


ACCIACCATURA Ac*ciac`ca*tura, n. Etym: [It., from acciaccare to crush.] (Mus.) Defn: A short grace note, one semitone below the note to which it is prefixed; -- used especially in organ music. Now used as equivalent to the short appoggiatura.


ACCIDENCE Acci*dence, n. Etym: [A corruption of Eng. accidents, pl. of accident. See Accident, 2.] 1. The accidents, of inflections of words; the rudiments of grammar. Milton. 2. The rudiments of any subject. Lowell.


ACCIDENT Acci*dent, n. Etym: [F. accident, fr. L. accidens, -dentis, p. pr. of accidere to happen; ad + cadere to fall. See Cadence, Case.] 1. Literally, a befalling; an event that takes place without one's foresight or expectation; an undesigned, sudden, and unexpected event; chance; contingency; often, an undesigned and unforeseen occurrence of an afflictive or unfortunate character; a casualty; a mishap; as, to die by an accident. Of moving accidents by flood and field. Shak. Thou cam'st not to thy place by accident: It is the very place God meant for thee. Trench. 2. (Gram.) Defn: A property attached to a word, but not essential to it, as gender, number, case. 3. (Her.) Defn: A point or mark which may be retained or omitted in a coat of arms. 4. (Log.) (a) A property or quality of a thing which is not essential to it, as whiteness in paper; an attribute. (b) A quality or attribute in distinction from the substance, as sweetness, softness. 5. Any accidental property, fact, or relation; an accidental or nonessential; as, beauty is an accident. This accident, as I call it, of Athens being situated some miles from the sea. J. P. Mahaffy. 6. Unusual appearance or effect. [Obs.] Chaucer. Note: Accident, in Law, is equivalent to casus, or such unforeseen, extraordinary, extraneous interference as is out of the range of ordinary calculation.


ACCIDENTAL Ac`ci*dental, a. Etym: [Cf. F. accidentel, earlier accidental.] 1. Happening by chance, or unexpectedly; taking place not according to the usual course of things; casual; fortuitous; as, an accidental visit. 2. Nonessential; not necessary belonging; incidental; as, are accidental to a play. Accidental chords (Mus.), those which contain one or more tones foreign to their proper harmony. -- Accidental colors (Opt.), colors depending on the hypersensibility of the retina of the eye for complementary colors. They are purely subjective sensations of color which often result from the contemplation of actually colored bodies. -- Accidental point (Persp.), the point in which a right line, drawn from the eye, parallel to a given right line, cuts the perspective plane; so called to distinguish it from the principal point, or point of view, where a line drawn from the eye perpendicular to the perspective plane meets this plane. -- Accidental lights (Paint.), secondary lights; effects of light other than ordinary daylight, such as the rays of the sun darting through a cloud, or between the leaves of trees; the effect of moonlight, candlelight, or burning bodies. Fairholt. Syn. -- Casual; fortuitous; contingent; occasional; adventitious. -- Accidental, Incidental, Casual, Fortuitous, Contingent. We speak of a thing as accidental when it falls out as by chance, and not in the regular course of things; as, an accidental meeting, an accidental advantage, etc. We call a thing incidental when it falls, as it were, into some regular course of things, but is secondary, and forms no essential part thereof; as, an incremental remark, an incidental evil, an incidental benefit. We speak of a thing as casual, when it falls out or happens, as it were, by mere chance, without being prearranged or premeditated; as, a casual remark or encounter; a casual observer. An idea of the unimportant is attached to what is casual. Fortuitous is applied to what occurs without any known cause, and in opposition to what has been foreseen; as, a fortuitous concourse of atoms. We call a thing contingent when it is such that, considered in itself, it may or may not happen, but is dependent for its existence on something else; as, the time of my coming will be contingent on intelligence yet to be received.


ACCIDENTAL Ac`ci*dental, n. 1. A property which is not essential; a nonessential; anything happening accidentally. He conceived it just that accidentals . . . should sink with the substance of the accusation. Fuller. 2. pl. (Paint.) Defn: Those fortuitous effects produced by luminous rays falling on certain objects so that some parts stand forth in abnormal brightness and other parts are cast into a deep shadow. 3. (Mus.) Defn: A sharp, flat, or natural, occurring not at the commencement of a piece of music as the signature, but before a particular note.


ACCIDENTALISM Ac`ci*dental*ism, n. Defn: Accidental character or effect. Ruskin.


ACCIDENTALITY Ac`ci*den*tali*ty, n. Defn: The quality of being accidental; accidentalness. [R.] Coleridge.


ACCIDENTALLY Ac`ci*dental*ly, adv. Defn: In an accidental manner; unexpectedly; by chance; unintentionally; casually; fortuitously; not essentially.


ACCIDENTALNESS Ac`ci*dental*ness, n. Defn: The quality of being accidental; casualness.


ACCIDIE Acci*die, n. Etym: [OF. accide, accidie, LL. accidia, acedia, fr. Gr. Defn: Sloth; torpor. [Obs.] The sin of accidie. Chaucer.


ACCIPENSER Ac`ci*penser, n. Defn: See Acipenser.


ACCIPIENT Ac*cipi*ent, n. Etym: [L. accipiens, p. pr. of accipere. See Accept.] Defn: A receiver. [R.] Bailey


ACCIPITER Ac*cipi*ter, n.; pl. E. Accipiters. L. Accipitres. Etym: [L., hawk.] 1. (Zo?l.) Defn: A genus of rapacious birds; one of the Accipitres or Raptores. 2. (Surg.) Defn: A bandage applied over the nose, resembling the claw of a hawk.


ACCIPITRAL Ac*cipi*tral, n. Defn: Pertaining to, or of the nature of, a falcon or hawk; hawklike. Lowell.


ACCIPITRES Ac*cipi*tres, n. pl. Etym: [L., hawks.] (Zo?l.) Defn: The order that includes rapacious birds. They have a hooked bill, and sharp, strongly curved talons. There are three families, represented by the vultures, the falcons or hawks, and the owls.


ACCIPITRINE Ac*cipi*trine (#; 277), a. Etym: [Cf. F. accipitrin.] (Zo?l.) Defn: Like or belonging to the Accipitres; raptorial; hawklike.


ACCISMUS Ac*cismus, n. Etym: [NL., fr. Gr. (Rhet.) Defn: Affected refusal; coyness.


ACCITE Ac*cite, v. t. Etym: [L. accitus, p. p. of accire, accere, to call for; ad + ciere to move, call. See Cite.] Defn: To cite; to summon. [Obs.] Our heralds now accited all that were Endamaged by the Elians. Chapman.


ACCLAIM Ac*claim, v. t. Etym: [L. acclamare; ad + clamare to cry out. See Claim, Clamor.] [R.] 1. To applaud. A glad acclaiming train. Thomson. 2. To declare by acclamations. While the shouting crowd Acclaims thee king of traitors. Smollett. 3. To shout; as, to acclaim my joy.


ACCLAIM Ac*claim, v. i. Defn: To shout applause.


ACCLAIM Ac*claim, n. Defn: Acclamation. [Poetic] Milton.


ACCLAIMER Ac*claimer, n. Defn: One who acclaims.


ACCLAMATION Ac`cla*mation, n. Etym: [L. acclamatio: cf. F. acclamation.] 1. A shout of approbation, favor, or assent; eager expression of approval; loud applause. On such a day, a holiday having been voted by acclamation, an ordinary walk would not satisfy the children. Southey. 2. (Antiq.) Defn: A representation, in sculpture or on medals, of people expressing joy. Acclamation medals are those on which laudatory acclamations are recorded. Elmes.


ACCLAMATORY Ac*clama*to*ry, a. Defn: Pertaining to, or expressing approval by, acclamation.


ACCLIMATABLE Ac*clima*ta*ble, a. Defn: Capable of being acclimated.


ACCLIMATATION Ac*cli`ma*tation, n. Etym: [Cf. F. acclimation. See Acclimate.] Defn: Acclimatization.


ACCLIMATE Ac*climate (#; 277), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Acclimated; p. pr. & vb. n. Acclimating.] Etym: [F. acclimater; ? (l. ad) + climat climate. See Climate.] Defn: To habituate to a climate not native; to acclimatize. J. H. Newman.


ACCLIMATEMENT Ac*climate*ment, n. Defn: Acclimation. [R.]


ACCLIMATION Ac`cli*mation, n. Defn: The process of becoming, or the state of being, acclimated, or habituated to a new climate; acclimatization.


ACCLIMATIZABLE Ac*clima*ti`za*ble, a. Defn: Capable of being acclimatized.


ACCLIMATIZATION Ac*clima*ti*zation, n. Defn: The act of acclimatizing; the process of inuring to a new climate, or the state of being so inured. Darwin.


ACCLIMATIZE Ac*clima*tize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Acclimatized; p. pr. & vb. n. Acclimatizing.] Defn: To inure or habituate to a climate different from that which is natural; to adapt to the peculiarities of a foreign or strange climate; said of man, the inferior animals, or plants.


ACCLIMATURE Ac*clima*ture (#; 135), n. Defn: The act of acclimating, or the state of being acclimated. [R.] Caldwell.


ACCLIVE Ac*clive, a. Defn: Acclivous. [Obs.]


ACCLIVITOUS Ac*clivi*tous, a. Defn: Acclivous. I. Taylor.


ACCLIVITOUS Ac*clivi*tous, a. Defn: Acclivous. I. Taylor.


ACCLIVITY Ac*clivi*ty, n.; pl. Acclivities. Etym: [L. acclivitas, fr. acclivis, acclivus, ascending; ad + clivus a hill, slope, fr. root kli to lean. See Lean.] Defn: A slope or inclination of the earth, as the side of a hill, considered as ascending, in opposition to declivity, or descending; an upward slope; ascent.


ACCLIVOUS Ac*clivous (#; 277), a. Etym: [L. acclivis and acclivus.] Defn: Sloping upward; rising as a hillside; -- opposed to declivous.


ACCLOY Ac*cloy, v. t. Etym: [OF. encloyer, encloer, F. enclouer, to drive in a nail, fr. L. in + clavus nail.] Defn: To fill to satiety; to stuff full; to clog; to overload; to burden. See Cloy. [Obs.] Chaucer.


ACCOAST Ac*coast, v. t. & i. Etym: [See Accost, Coast.] Defn: To lie or sail along the coast or side of; to accost. [Obs.] Whether high towering or accosting low. Spenser.


ACCOIL Ac*coil, v. t. Etym: [OE. acoillir to receive, F. accueillir; L. ad + colligere to collect. See Coil.] 1. To gather together; to collect. [Obs.] Spenser. 2. (Naut.) Defn: To coil together. Ham. Nav. Encyc.


ACCOLADE Ac`co*lade (#; 277), n. Etym: [F. accolade, It. accolata, fr. accollare to embrace; L. ad + collum neck.] 1. A ceremony formerly used in conferring knighthood, consisting am embrace, and a slight blow on the shoulders with the flat blade of a sword. 2. (Mus.) Defn: A brace used to join two or more staves.


ACCOMBINATION Ac*com*bi*nation, n. Etym: [L. ad + E. combination.] Defn: A combining together. [R.]


ACCOMMODABLE Ac*commo*da*ble, a. Etym: [Cf. F. accommodable.] Defn: That may be accommodated, fitted, or made to agree. [R.] I. Watts.


ACCOMMODABLENESS Ac*commo*dable*ness, n. Defn: The quality or condition of being accommodable. [R.] Todd.


ACCOMMODATE Ac*commo*date, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Accommodated; p. pr. & vb. n. Accommodating.] Etym: [L. accommodatus, p. p. of accommodare; ad + commodare to make fit, help; con- + modus measure, proportion. See Mode.] 1. To render fit, suitable, or correspondent; to adapt; to conform; as, to accommodate ourselves to circumstances. They accomodate their counsels to his inclination. Addison. 2. To bring into agreement or harmony; to reconcile; to compose; to adjust; to settle; as, to accommodate differences, a dispute, etc. 3. To furnish with something desired, needed, or convenient; to favor; to oblige; as, to accommodate a friend with a loan or with lodgings. 4. To show the correspondence of; to apply or make suit by analogy; to adapt or fit, as teachings to accidental circumstances, statements to facts, etc.; as, to accommodate prophecy to events. Syn. -- To suit; adapt; conform; adjust; arrange.


ACCOMMODATE Ac*commo*date, v. i. Defn: To adapt one's self; to be conformable or adapted. [R.] Boyle.


ACCOMMODATE Ac*commo*date, a. Etym: [L. accommodatus, p.p. of accommodare.] Defn: Suitable; fit; adapted; as, means accommodate to end. [Archaic] Tillotson.


ACCOMMODATELY Ac*commo*date*ly, adv. Defn: Suitably; fitly. [R.]


ACCOMMODATENESS Ac*commo*date*ness, n. Defn: Fitness. [R.]


ACCOMMODATING Ac*commo*da`ting, a. Defn: Affording, or disposed to afford, accommodation; obliging; as an accommodating man, spirit, arrangement.


ACCOMMODATION Ac*com`mo*dation, n. Etym: [L. accommodatio, fr. accommodare: cf. F. accommodation.] 1. The act of fitting or adapting, or the state of being fitted or adapted; adaptation; adjustment; -- followed by to. The organization of the body with accommodation to its functions. Sir M. Hale. 2. Willingness to accommodate; obligingness. 3. Whatever supplies a want or affords ease, refreshment, or convenience; anything furnished which is desired or needful; -- often in the plural; as, the accomodations -- that is, lodgings and food -- at an inn. Sir W. Scott. 4. An adjustment of differences; state of agreement; reconciliation; settlement. To come to terms of accommodation. Macaulay. 5. The application of a writer's language, on the ground of analogy, to something not originally referred to or intended. Many of those quotations from the Old Testament were probably intended as nothing more than accommodations. Paley. 6. (Com.) (a) A loan of money. (b) An accommodation bill or note. Accommodation bill, or note (Com.), a bill of exchange which a person accepts, or a note which a person makes and delivers to another, not upon a consideration received, but for the purpose of raising money on credit. -- Accommodation coach, or train, one running at moderate speed and stopping at all or nearly all stations. -- Accommodation ladder (Naut.), a light ladder hung over the side of a ship at the gangway, useful in ascending from, or descending to, small boats.


ACCOMMODATOR Ac*commo*da`tor, n. Defn: He who, or that which, accommodates. Warburton.


ACCOMPANABLE Ac*compa*na*ble, a. Defn: Sociable. [Obs.] Sir P. Sidney.


ACCOMPANIER Ac*compa*ni*er, n. Defn: He who, or that which, accompanies. Lamb.


ACCOMPANIMENT Ac*compa*ni*ment, n. Etym: [F. accompagnement.] Defn: That which accompanies; something that attends as a circumstance, or which is added to give greater completeness to the principal thing, or by way of ornament, or for the sake of symmetry. Specifically: (Mus.) Defn: A part performed by instruments, accompanying another part or parts performed by voices; the subordinate part, or parts, accompanying the voice or a principal instrument; also, the harmony of a figured bass. P. Cyc.


ACCOMPANIST Ac*compa*nist, n. Defn: The performer in music who takes the accompanying part. Busby.


ACCOMPANY Ac*compa*ny, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Accompanied; p. pr. & vb. n. Accompanying] Etym: [OF. aacompaignier, F. accompagner, to associate with, fr. OF. compaign, compain, companion. See Company.] 1. To go with or attend as a companion or associate; to keep company with; to go along with; -- followed by with or by; as, he accompanied his speech with a bow. The Persian dames, . . . In sumptuous cars, accompanied his march. Glover. They are never alone that are accompanied with noble thoughts. Sir P. Sidney. He was accompanied by two carts filled with wounded rebels. Macaulay. 2. To cohabit with. [Obs.] Sir T. Herbert. Syn. -- To attend; escort; go with. -- To Accompany, Attend, Escort. We accompany those with whom we go as companions. The word imports an equality of station. We attend those whom we wait upon or follow. The word conveys an idea of subordination. We escort those whom we attend with a view to guard and protect. A gentleman accompanies a friend to some public place; he attends or escorts a lady.


ACCOMPANY Ac*compa*ny, v. i. 1. To associate in a company; to keep company. [Obs.] Bacon. Men say that they will drive away one another, . . . and not accompany together. Holland. 2. To cohabit (with). [Obs.] Milton. 3. (Mus.) Defn: To perform an accompanying part or parts in a composition.


ACCOMPLETIVE Ac*comple*tive, a. Etym: [L. ad + complere, completum, to fill up.] Defn: Tending to accomplish. [R.]


ACCOMPLICE Ac*complice, n. Etym: [Ac- (perh. for the article a or for L. ad) + E. complice. See Complice.] 1. A cooperator. [R.] Success unto our valiant general, And happiness to his accomplices! Shak. 2. (Law) Defn: An associate in the commission of a crime; a participator in an offense, whether a principal or an accessory. And thou, the cursed accomplice of his treason. Johnson. Note: It is followed by with or of before a person and by in (or sometimes of) before the crime; as, A was an accomplice with B in the murder of C. Dryden uses it with to before a thing. Suspected for accomplice to the fire. Dryden. Syn. -- Abettor; accessory; assistant; associate; confederate; coadjutor; ally; promoter. See Abettor.


ACCOMPLICESHIP Ac*complice*ship, n. Defn: The state of being an accomplice. [R.] Sir H. Taylor.


ACCOMPLICITY Ac`com*plici*ty, n. Defn: The act or state of being an accomplice. [R.]


ACCOMPLISH Ac*complish, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Accomplished, p. pr. & vb. n. Accomplishing.] Etym: [OE. acomplissen, OF. accomplir, F. accomplir; L. ad + complere to fill up, complete. See Complete, Finish.] 1. To complete, as time or distance. That He would accomplish seventy years in the desolations of Jerusalem. Dan. ix. 2. He had accomplished half a league or more. Prescott. 2. To bring to an issue of full success; to effect; to perform; to execute fully; to fulfill; as, to accomplish a design, an object, a promise. This that is written must yet be accomplished in me. Luke xxii. 37. 3. To equip or furnish thoroughly; hence, to complete in acquirements; to render accomplished; to polish. The armorers accomplishing the knights. Shak. It [the moon] is fully accomplished for all those ends to which Providence did appoint it. Wilkins. These qualities . . . go to accomplish a perfect woman. Cowden Clarke. 4. To gain; to obtain. [Obs.] Shak. Syn. -- To do; perform; fulfill; realize; effect; effectuate; complete; consummate; execute; achieve; perfect; equip; furnish. -- To Accomplish, Effect, Execute, Achieve, Perform. These words agree in the general idea of carrying out to some end proposed. To accomplish (to fill up to the measure of the intention) generally implies perseverance and skill; as, to accomplish a plan proposed by one's self, an object, a design, an undertaking. Thou shalt accomplish my desire. 1 Kings v. 9. He . . . expressed his desire to see a union accomplished between England and Scotland. Macaulay. To effect (to work out) is much like accomplish. It usually implies some degree of difficulty contended with; as, he effected or accomplished what he intended, his purpose, but little. What he decreed, he effected. Milton. To work in close design by fraud or guile What force effected not. Milton. To execute (to follow out to the end, to carry out, or into effect) implies a set mode of operation; as, to execute the laws or the orders of another; to execute a work, a purpose, design, plan, project. To perform is much like to do, though less generally applied. It conveys a notion of protracted and methodical effort; as, to perform a mission, a part, a task, a work. Thou canst best perform that office. Milton. The Saints, like stars, around his seat Perform their courses still. Keble. To achieve (to come to the end or arrive at one's purpose) usually implies some enterprise or undertaking of importance, difficulty, and excellence.


ACCOMPLISHABLE Ac*complish*a*ble, a. Defn: Capable of being accomplished; practicable. Carlyle.


ACCOMPLISHED Ac*complished, a. 1. Completed; effected; established; as, an accomplished fact. 2. Complete in acquirements as the result usually of training; -- commonly in a good sense; as, an accomplished scholar, an accomplished villain. They . . . show themselves accomplished bees. Holland. Daughter of God and man, accomplished Eve. Milton.


ACCOMPLISHER Ac*complish*er, n. Defn: One who accomplishes.


ACCOMPLISHMENT Ac*complish*ment, n. Etym: [F. accomplissement, fr. accomplir.] 1. The act of accomplishing; entire performance; completion; fulfillment; as, the accomplishment of an enterprise, of a prophecy, etc. 2. That which completes, perfects, or equips thoroughly; acquirement; attainment; that which constitutes excellence of mind, or elegance of manners, acquired by education or training. My new accomplishment of dancing. Churchill. Accomplishments befitting a station. Thackeray. Accomplishments have taken virtue's place, And wisdom falls before exterior grace. Cowper.


ACCOMPT Ac*compt (#; formerly #), n. Defn: See Account. Note: Accompt, accomptant, etc., are archaic forms.


ACCOMPTABLE Ac*compta*ble, a. Defn: See Accountable.


ACCOMPTANT Ac*comptant, n. Defn: See Accountant.


ACCORD Ac*cord, n. Etym: [OE. acord, accord, OF. acort, acorde, F. accord, fr. OF. acorder, F. accorder. See Accord, v. t.] 1. Agreement or concurrence of opinion, will, or action; harmony of mind; consent; assent. A mediator of an accord and peace between them. Bacon. These all continued with one accord in prayer. Acts i. 14. 2. Harmony of sounds; agreement in pitch and tone; concord; as, the accord of tones. Those sweet accords are even the angels' lays. Sir J. Davies. 3. Agreement, harmony, or just correspondence of things; as, the accord of light and shade in painting. 4. Voluntary or spontaneous motion or impulse to act; -- preceded by own; as, of one's own accord. That which groweth of its own accord of thy harvest thou shalt not reap. Lev. xxv. 5. Of his own accord he went unto you. 2 Cor. vii. 17. 5. (Law) Defn: An agreement between parties in controversy, by which satisfaction for an injury is stipulated, and which, when executed, bars a suit. Blackstone. With one accord, with unanimity. They rushed with one accord into the theater. Acts xix. 29.


ACCORD Ac*cord, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Accorded; p. pr. & vb. n. According.] Etym: [OE. acorden, accorden, OF. acorder, F. accorder, fr. LL. accordare; L. ad + cor, cordis, heart. Cf. Concord, Discord, and see Heart.] 1. To make to agree or correspond; to suit one thing to another; to adjust; -- followed by to. [R.] Her hands accorded the lute's music to the voice. Sidney. 2. To bring to an agreement, as persons; to reconcile; to settle, adjust, harmonize, or compose, as things; as, to accord suits or controversies. When they were accorded from the fray. Spenser. All which particulars, being confessedly knotty and difficult can never be accorded but by a competent stock of critical learning. South. 3. To grant as suitable or proper; to concede; to award; as, to accord to one due praise. According his desire. Spenser.


ACCORD Ac*cord, v. i. 1. To agree; to correspond; to be in harmony; -- followed by with, formerly also by to; as, his disposition accords with his looks. My heart accordeth with my tongue. Shak. Thy actions to thy words accord. Milton. 2. To agree in pitch and tone.


ACCORDABLE Ac*corda*ble, a. Etym: [OF. acordable, F. accordable.] 1. Agreeing. [Obs.] Chaucer. 2. Reconcilable; in accordance.


ACCORDANCE Ac*cordance, n. Etym: [OF. acordance.] Defn: Agreement; harmony; conformity. In strict accordance with the law. Macaulay. Syn. -- Harmony; unison; coincidence.

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