Accordingly Ac*cord"ing*ly, adv. 1. Agreeably; correspondingly; suitably; in a manner conformable. [1913 Webster]

Behold, and so proceed accordingly. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. In natural sequence; consequently; so. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Consequently; therefore; wherefore; hence; so.

Usage: {Accordingly}, {Consequently}, indicate a connection between two things, the latter of which is done on account of the former. Accordingly marks the connection as one of simple accordance or congruity, leading naturally to the result which followed; as, he was absent when I called, and I accordingly left my card; our preparations were all finished, and we accordingly set sail. Consequently all finished, and we accordingly set sail. Consequently marks a closer connection, that of logical or causal sequence; as, the papers were not ready, and consequently could not be signed. [1913 Webster]

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