reach an accord

reach an accord

To achieve some agreement, settlement, or compromise (with someone), especially after a period of debate, argument, negotiation, etc. The state prosecutors say they have reached an accord with the CEO regarding his suspected involvement in racketeering. The heads of state reached an accord to implement a new trade deal between the six countries.
See also: accord, reach

reach an accord (with someone)

 and reach an agreement (with someone)
to come to an agreement with someone. I hope that we can reach an accord with the union so work can start again. We will try one more time to reach an agreement with you. We reached an agreement and signed a contract.
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It took about 18 months to reach an accord as the 28 EU governments debated on how to apply new global bank capital rules.
The Saudi market was affected with negative sentiments that prevailed after OPEC and non-OPEC oil producing countries could not reach an accord on stabilizing the crude output.
More than a dozen ethnic minority groups and government representatives have been in talks for more than 18 months and a key negotiator warned that failure to reach an accord could trigger a fresh round of fighting if the military takes action.
"If we don't reach an accord it would be a considerable problem in a few months."
According to the people, the parties ended the talks as they did not reach an accord on the price.
French ministers said on Wednesday that European leaders were less divided than the media was reporting and were likely to reach an accord at the summit that will ease Greece's debt woes.
The company aims to reach an accord before the end of 2011, when the medicine known as TG3003 is scheduled to be tested on humans, Archinard said in an interview.
The parliament postponed its session of Saturday to grant a better chance for the blocs to reach an accord state before voting on Hashimi's veto.
It also called on all the Palestinian factions to resume dialogue among them and reach an accord which leads for the achievement of the independent Palestinian state with Jerusalem as capital.
Japanese Cabinet ministers admitted Tuesday that Japan and China have not made any progress in resolving a longstanding dispute over natural gas exploration rights in the East China Sea, with one of them saying the countries would not reach an accord during a likely forthcoming visit to China by Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda.
But staffers walked out after being unable to reach an accord.
poultry and meat will suffer unless the United States and Russia reach an accord that will allow Russia to join the WTO.
Kawasaki Heavy, the first Japanese aircraft manufacturer to supply components to Airbus, decided to stop providing the key parts to Airbus after failing to reach an accord on the terms of a new contract, the official said.
Orix is expected to hold a board meeting around April 20 to determine the purchase of Osaka Dome, the sources said, adding the major leasing company will then reach an accord with Kazuhide Urata, the administrator of the assets of Osaka City Dome Co., on the matter.
17 to reach an accord before Judge Allan Gropper was to have ruled on Northwest's request to cancel its labor agreements but were given an extension through March 1.