- Accede means to come into or take some new position or role, which is usually a position of power.
An example of accede would be a prince taking the throne after the death of the king.
- The definition of accede means to agree to something, approve of something or go along with something.
An example of accede would be the management of a business consenting to the demands of the workers’ union.
intransitive verb-·ced′ed, -·ced′ing
- to enter upon the duties (of an office); attain (to)
- to give assent; give in; agree (to)
- to become a party (to a treaty) between nations
Origin of accedeClassical Latin accedere from ad-, to + cedere, to go: see cede
intransitive verbac·ced·ed, ac·ced·ing, ac·cedes
- To give one's consent, often at the insistence of another: accede to a demand. See Synonyms at assent.
- To arrive at or come into an office or dignity: accede to the throne.
- To become a party to an agreement or treaty.
Origin of accedeMiddle English acceden to come near from Latin accēdere to go near ad- ad- cēdere to go ; see ked- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present accedes, present participle acceding, simple past and past participle acceded)
- (archaic, intransitive) To approach; to arrive, to come forward. [15th-19th c.]
- (intransitive, now rare) To give one's adhesion; to join up with (a group, etc.); to become part of. [from 15th c.]
- (intransitive) To agree or assent to a proposal or a view; to give way. [from 16th c.]
- (intransitive) To come to an office, state or dignity; to attain, assume (a position). [from 18th c.]
- (intransitive) To become a party to an agreement or a treaty.
(to agree, to come to an office, to become a party to): Use with the word to afterwards ie. accede to.