accede

[ ak-seed ]
/ ækˈsid /

verb (used without object), ac·ced·ed, ac·ced·ing.

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.

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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

synonym study for accede

1. See agree.

OTHER WORDS FROM accede

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH accede

accede concede exceed
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British Dictionary definitions for acceding

accede
/ (ækˈsiːd) /

verb (intr usually foll by to)

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

Derived forms of accede

accedence, nounacceder, noun

Word Origin for accede

C15: from Latin accēdere to approach, agree, from ad- to + cēdere to go, yield
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