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"In accordance with" is a phrase which is often translated as "conforme a", and "according to" is a preposition which is often translated as "según". Learn more about the difference between "in accordance with" and "according to" below.
in accordance with(
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
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1. (according to)
a. conforme a
The building must be constructed in accordance with the architect's blueprints.El edificio debe ser construido conforme a los planos del arquitecto.
b. de acuerdo con
I would do that, but I must act in accordance with my conscience.Haría eso, pero debo actuar de acuerdo con mi conciencia.
c. de conformidad con
His case is being dealt with in accordance with the law.Su caso se está tratando de conformidad con lo que establece la ley.
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according to(
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A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
1. (in accordance with)
a. según
According to the doctor, you have to rest.Según el médico, tienes que descansar.
b. conforme a
All the food has been prepared according to the dietary restrictions of the group.Toda la comida se ha preparado conforme a las restricciones alimenticias del grupo.
c. de acuerdo con
We don't have another day off until May, according to the calendar.No volvemos a tener otro día libre hasta mayo, de acuerdo con el calendario.
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