of (one's) own accord

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of (one's) own accord

Voluntarily; of one's own free will. Police are hoping that the person of interest surrenders of his own accord. No, I didn't tell him to bring anything to dinner. He did that of his own accord.
See also: accord, of, own

of one's own accord

 and of one's own free will
by one's own choice, without coercion. I wish that Sally would choose to do it of her own accord. I'll have to order her to do it because she won't do it of her own free will.
See also: accord, of, own

of one's own accord

Also, of one's own free will. Voluntarily, without prompting or coercion, as in The entire audience rose of their own accord, or No, I'm climbing this mountain of my own free will. The first term dates from about 1450, the variant from about 1600.
See also: accord, of, own

of your own accord

FORMAL
COMMON If you do something of your own accord, you do it without being asked or forced. He did not quit as France's prime minister of his own accord. There was always the chance that the girl had simply chosen to run away of her own accord.
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of your own accord

voluntarily or without outside intervention.
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of your own acˈcord

without being asked or forced: I didn’t need to tell her to apologize; she did it of her own accord.
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References in classic literature ?
My only object in this letter is to tell you something which I know your sister will not tell you of her own accord. She is entirely ignorant that I am writing to you.
She will come running to me of her own accord in the evening and tell me everything.
I am so pleased this subject has been brought to light as my grandson sat these exams this year and was devastated at the results of one subject in which he expected to do really well - as did his form teacher who, unknown to us, of her own accord asked for it to be re-marked, with the result he was awarded another 58 marks and jumped two grades.
When she's at home of her own accord she's a little sweetie.
No, she went of her own accord. The murder happens after an evening of voodoo and punch (we've had nights like those).
Summary: Hannah Goodeve is the first contestant in Britain's Next Top Model history to quit the show of her own accord.
If she did run away of her own accord, then the reasons for that can be dealt with later.
It is believed she too returned home of her own accord.
The girl returned home of her own accord yesterday morning.
Yesterday Enzo Sauro, owner of Cig Caron Cymru, said the woman had left her job 'of her own accord'.
In the music industry, compulsory licensing guarantees, for a reasonable fee, the availability of copyrighted material for use by others, even when the original creator would not of her own accord have granted a license.
A Scotland Yard spokesman said Aadeela Zumla, of Southampton Row, central London, was 'safe and well' after returning home of her own accord.
She returned to the zoo - and her mate, Wayne - of her own accord. 'It may be that she had just gone for a night out,' said a Devonand Cornwall Police spokesman.
Alan Disley, assistant director of the trust, said: "Before this reached the courts, Mrs Barton gave us notice of her intention to leave the property of her own accord. The property will be re-let to a family on our waiting list."
The teenager sparked a search in the West Midlands earlier this year when she went missing for more than a week and she later returned safe and well of her own accord.