I read this in dictionary.com:

as can mean in the manner (directed, agreed, promised, etc.)
She sang as promised.
He left as agreed.

I don't understand how as has been used in the manner in above sentences. Could you please make it clear to me? Is it the same as "Like agreed, like promised"?

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You are right: in this instance, as has the same meaning as like. Here are two references from a rather more reliable dictionary:

as - conjunction (LIKE) in the same way

like - preposition, conjunction (SIMILAR TO) in the same way or manner as:

Note that, in expressions like as agreed, as is used as an adverb, not a conjunction. You will find more about this kind of usage here.

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