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preposition British English pronunciation: according to /əˈkɔː(r)dɪŋ ˌtuː/

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  1. 1
    if you do something according to a plan, system, or set of rules, you do it in a way that agrees with or obeys that plan, system, or set of rules

    We should try to play the game according to the rules.

    go according to plan (=happen in the way that was intended or planned):

    If everything goes according to plan, they should finish by Thursday.

  2. 2
    used for saying where information or ideas have come from

    According to newspaper reports, fighting has broken out in the northern provinces.

    According to Freud, our dreams represent our hidden desires.

  3. 3
    used for saying that something changes or is different depending on the situation

    Each child will be helped according to his or her needs.

    The amount of tax people pay varies according to where they live.

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