- 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
Related Words for accedingacquiesce, okay, grant, fold, endorse, assent, accept, cooperate, subscribe, admit, concede, let, yield, allow, permit, concur, comply
Examples from the Web for acceding
Contemporary Examples of acceding
The debate has been often held about Google's role in acceding to the Chinese government's demands to censor search results.Jeff Jarvis Asks: Is Google an Evil Empire?
January 29, 2009
Historical Examples of acceding
His son at last cajoled him into acceding to the King's wishes.How the Piano Came to Be
Ellye Howell Glover
She seemed to feel that her demand was right and proper, and his acceding to it the least he could do.Keziah Coffin
Joseph C. Lincoln
I am sorry to be obliged to refuse you, but I should not be justified in acceding to your request.Under the Meteor Flag
The work of acceding to the covenant conditions on the part of each is personal.The Ordinance of Covenanting
He could get rid of them now, now and for ever, by acceding to the proposition made to him.Ralph the Heir
- 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