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
To be sure, the United States acceded to several Russian demands.
The only missing piece, then, was why Levin acceded to these unreasonable Republican requests.
Hagel also acceded to the 2006 codification of an executive order imposing sanctions on others tied to Iran's nuclear program.
With the selection of Paul Ryan as his running mate, Romney has now acceded to that wish.
This landmine ban came into force in 1999, and more than 150 states have now ratified or acceded to the Ottawa Treaty.
In Covenanting, if God's covenant has been laid hold on before, it is then again solemnly acceded to or renewed.The Ordinance of Covenanting | John Cunningham
I very willingly acceded to his request, and having made up a cheerful fire, we composed ourselves in two chairs.
The proposal was acceded to; and, seizing an axe, I assisted in cutting away the masts and rigging.
Sir Arthur paused a moment—but the offer was too advantageous to be rejected, and he readily acceded to it.The Mysterious Wanderer, Vol. III | Sophia Reeve
Mrs. Blond readily acceded to the proposal, and, writing for my Edward to return, we prepared for our departure.The Mysterious Wanderer, Vol. III | Sophia Reeve
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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