- 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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Examples from the Web for accede
The Nizam, continuing to see himself as a foreigner, refused to accede to India upon independence.India’s Newest State Telangana Is Bosnia Redux
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It is entirely the government's prerogative to accede to these requests or not.In Italy, Religious Minorities Struggle (Vainly) for Official Recognition
November 14, 2013
This decision was, that he ought to accede to the woman's request and that her faith might save her son.Father Sergius
Our friend has no doubt but the King of Prussia will accede to the convention.
Were he to accede to such a proposal as Oliver now made him, assuredly he must jeopardize all that.The Sea-Hawk
I think myself the very paragon of husbands to accede to the arrangement!Sir Jasper Carew
Charles James Lever
But the King of France would not accede to the terms, and so this plan was abandoned.Queen Elizabeth
- 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 accede
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