I am doing an academic work in English for the first time and just need to use a lot of synonyms to agree with the assumptions of the literature (e.g., according, according to, as reported by, conforming to, in agreement with). Until now, the most used throughout the text were "according" and "according to".
I was in doubtful if the term "in consonance with" (in the example of the sentence below) would be a good synonym for replacing these terms or it would be weird. I've never seen "in consonance with" used like this before.
"(...) as increasing the degree of sensitivity increasing to the highest values of the index, in consonance with to the degree of exposure to wave and tidal energy".
Could someone please weigh in on this?