according to meaning


    Definition of according to in English Dictionary

  • Preposition
    1. IDI Based on what is said or stated by; on the authority of.
      1. In a manner conforming or corresponding to; in proportion.
        1. Depending on.
        2. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • First, categorize incoming messages according to the needed actions.
            • That ill-made doublet of green cloth must be exchanged for one of velvet slashed in the Venetian style like mine own, with hose stuffed and bombasted according to the mode.
            • He recocked, fired again, and hit his adversary's abdomen. Mr. Dickinson bled to death over many hours, in terrible agony, according to accounts.
          2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
            • According to archeozoological and genetic data, goats were domesticated some 10 000 years ago in the geographical region that spans from Eastern Anatolia to the Zagros Mountains in Northern Iran.
            • According to Robert Gimello, 'Buddhists do not ontologise the contents of their mystical experiences.'
            • According to Christianity, when someone dies, they go to either Heaven or the other place.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Prepositions
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          1. en according to plan
          2. en according to Hoyle
          3. en according to one's understanding
          Source: Wiktionary

          Meaning of according to for the defined word.

          Grammatically, this idiom "according to" is a preposition.
          Definiteness: Level 8
          Definite    ➨     Versatile