- to give consent, approval, or adherence; agree; assent; to accede to a request; to accede to the terms of a contract.
- to attain or assume an office, title, or dignity; succeed (usually followed by to): to accede to the throne.
- International Law. to become a party to an agreement, treaty, or the like, by way of accession.
Origin of accede
1. See agree.
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- to assent or give one's consent; agree
- to enter upon or attain (to an office, right, etc)the prince acceded to the throne
- international law to become a party (to an agreement between nations, etc), as by signing a treaty
C15: from Latin accēdere to approach, agree, from ad- to + cēdere to go, yield
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Word Origin and History for accedence
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