of own accord
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Related to of own accord: off-chance, defer to, pick up on, in its entirety, give it a shot, come to fruition, called on
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.
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of one's own accordand 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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.