according\ to
prep.
1. So as to match or agree with; so as to be alike in.

Many words are pronounced according to the spelling but some are not.

The boys were placed in three groups according to height.

2. On the word or authority of.

According to the Bible, Adam was the first man.

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following; corresponding to; in relation to; as said by; depending on

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