The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
According \Ac*cord"ing\, p. a.
Agreeing; in agreement or harmony; harmonious. "This
according voice of national wisdom." --Burke. "Mind and soul
according well." --Tennyson.
According to him, every person was to be bought.
Our zeal should be according to knowledge. --Sprat.
Note: According to has been called a prepositional phrase,
but strictly speaking, according is a participle in the
sense of agreeing, acceding, and to alone is the
According as, precisely as; the same as; corresponding to
the way in which. According as is an adverbial phrase, of
which the propriety has been doubted; but good usage
sanctions it. See According, adv.
Is all things well,
According as I gave directions? --Shak.
The land which the Lord will give you according as
he hath promised. --Ex. xii. 25.