according to (someone or something)

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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. According to the curator, the painting really is an authentic Picasso!
2. Proportionate to something. Nate gets paid time and a half according to how many hours of overtime he works. Of course you aren't saving any money—your monthly expenditures are too high according to your income. We just have to be sure that the profit potential of this project is acceptable according to the amount of time, money, and effort it will take to complete it.
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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.
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according to something

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