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according to (someone or something)

1. As stated by another individual or source. According to the almanac, we're going to have a very hot summer this year. That restaurant is excellent, according to Tom.
2. Proportionate to something. Nate gets paid time and a half according to how many hours of overtime he works.
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according to someone or something

as said or indicated by someone or something. According to the weather forecast, this should be a beautiful day.
See also: accord

according to something

in proportion to something. You will get paid according to the number of hours that you work.
See also: accord
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