according as


according as
{conj.} 1. Depending on which; whichever. * /You may take an oral or written exam according as you prefer./ 1. Depending on whether; if. * /We will play golf or stay home according as the weather is good or bad./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • According as — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • According — Ac*cord ing, adv. Accordingly; correspondingly. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • according to — {prep.} 1. So as to match or agree with; so as to be alike in. * /Many words are pronounced according to the spelling but some are not./ * /The boys were placed in three groups according to height./ 2. On the word or authority of. * /According to …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • according to — {prep.} 1. So as to match or agree with; so as to be alike in. * /Many words are pronounced according to the spelling but some are not./ * /The boys were placed in three groups according to height./ 2. On the word or authority of. * /According to …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • according as — {conj.} 1. Depending on which; whichever. * /You may take an oral or written exam according as you prefer./ 1. Depending on whether; if. * /We will play golf or stay home according as the weather is good or bad./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • According — Accord Ac*cord , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Accorded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {According}.] [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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • according as — conjunction Date: 15th century 1. in accord with the way in which 2. a. depending on how b. depending on whether ; if …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • according to — preposition Date: 14th century 1. in conformity with 2. as stated or attested by 3. depending on …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • according to one's own lights — {adv. phr.} In accordance with one s conscience or inclinations. * /Citizens should vote according to their own lights./ …   Dictionary of American idioms


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