Definition of of one's own accord in English:

of one's own accord

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  • Voluntarily or without outside intervention.

    ‘he would not seek treatment of his own accord’
    • ‘the rash may go away of its own accord’
    • ‘But there was little need for my exhortation, for he came out of his own accord, not only willingly but with eagerness, and straight at me.’
    • ‘This was not a charge brought against him by some hostile critic; it was an admission he made freely of his own accord.’
    • ‘These reveal that many users spontaneously give up the drug of their own accord, without benefit of detox, rehab or any other professional intervention.’
    • ‘You say that you left of your own accord but was there a push from within as well?’
    • ‘The district service manager for West Yorkshire Courts Service says that as a result of the operation one or two people have come forward of their own accord to pay what they owe.’
    • ‘The more people that quit of their own accord, and the fewer that start - the shorter it is until smoking becomes socially unacceptable to the majority.’
    • ‘It's always unsettling when audience members leave of their own accord but there's something really unpleasant about people being told to leave.’
    • ‘She's mainly funded by the Scottish Executive and the regulations make it almost impossible for her to take in anyone who comes to the project of their own accord.’
    • ‘We live in a city with thousands of bars and restaurants, many hundreds of which became entirely non-smoking of their own accord.’
    • ‘They made these changes of their own accord, picking up on the cultural and professional health messages of the time.’
    • ‘After all, if someone has bared their soul to you, albeit of their own accord, shouldn't you give a little bit of yourself in return?’
    • ‘Four of the prisoners came down of their own accord on Tuesday night, followed shortly afterwards by two men brought down in a crane by negotiators.’
    • ‘Again, gardaí made no attempt to move the crowd on, seemingly waiting for them to disperse of their own accord.’
    • ‘The courts will be advised when a defendant has surrendered of their own accord and this may be taken into consideration when sentencing.’
    • ‘Whatever the final outcome, it is clear that people who want a comfortable retirement are going to have to put away money of their own accord.’
    • ‘But the demonstration ended peacefully, with protesters dispersing of their own accord.’
    • ‘About 100 people who had set up home at the former Airtours site in Helmshore have left the area of their own accord.’
    • ‘He said that the Travellers left of their own accord, and that the council had no part in this process.’
    • ‘Some left of their own accord which led to a lowering of staff numbers.’
    • ‘Despite initial defiance, the travellers appear to have left of their own accord.’
    voluntarily, of one's own free will, of one's own volition, of one's own choice, of one's own choosing, by choice, by preference
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