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.
- ac·ced·ence, noun
- ac·ced·er, noun
- non·ac·ced·ence, noun
- non·ac·ced·ing, adjective
- re·ac·cede, verb (used without object), re·ac·ced·ed, re·ac·ced·ing.
- un·ac·ced·ing, adjective
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How to use accede in a sentence
But to understand business survival in the face of moral decisions is not to immediately accede to the business.
The Nizam, continuing to see himself as a foreigner, refused to accede to India upon independence.
It is entirely the government's prerogative to accede to these requests or not.In Italy, Religious Minorities Struggle (Vainly) for Official Recognition | Anna Momigliano | November 14, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
A Church Covenants, believing that she sees the truth in part, and is disposed to accede to it.The Ordinance of Covenanting | John Cunningham
Moselekatse would not accede to the idea of him going alone, and finally the king himself determined to accompany him.Robert Moffat | David J. Deane
Belgium, however, now refused to accede to the arrangement, by resolving not to cede Luxembourg.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III. | E. Farr and E. H. Nolan
He received the message, but did not, for reasons best known to himself, see fit to accede to the request.The Boys of '61 | Charles Carleton Coffin.
Should he accede to Ferdinand's desire, formally communicated in a letter sent by Escoiquiz on October twelfth?The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte | William Milligan Sloane
British Dictionary definitions for accede
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
- accedence, noun
- acceder, noun
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