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verb (used without object), ac·ced·ed, ac·ced·ing.
  1. to give consent, approval, or adherence; agree; assent; to accede to a request; to accede to the terms of a contract.
  2. to attain or assume an office, title, or dignity; succeed (usually followed by to): to accede to the throne.
  3. International Law. to become a party to an agreement, treaty, or the like, by way of accession.
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Origin of accede

1400–50; late Middle English: to approach, adapt to < Latin accēdere to approach, assent, equivalent to ac- ac- + cēdere to go; see cede
Related formsac·ced·ence, nounac·ced·er, nounnon·ac·ced·ence, nounnon·ac·ced·ing, adjectivere·ac·cede, verb (used without object), re·ac·ced·ed, re·ac·ced·ing.un·ac·ced·ing, adjective
Can be confusedaccede concede exceed

Synonym study

1. See agree.
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Historical Examples

  • Memorandum:—he struck-out above halfe of the accedence, and wrote new instead.

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    John Aubrey

British Dictionary definitions for accedence


verb (intr usually foll by to)
  1. to assent or give one's consent; agree
  2. to enter upon or attain (to an office, right, etc)the prince acceded to the throne
  3. international law to become a party (to an agreement between nations, etc), as by signing a treaty
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Derived Formsaccedence, nounacceder, noun

Word Origin

C15: from Latin accēdere to approach, agree, from ad- to + cēdere to go, yield
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Word Origin and History for accedence



early 15c., from Latin accedere "approach, enter upon," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + cedere "go, move" (see cede). Latin ad- usually became ac- before "k" sounds. Related: Acceded; acceding.

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