Accede meaning

ăk-sēd'
To give one's consent, often at the insistence of another.

Accede to a demand.

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To become a party (to a treaty) between nations.
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(archaic, intransitive) To approach; to arrive, to come forward. [15th-19th c.]
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(intransitive, now rare) To give one's adhesion; to join up with (a group, etc.); to become part of. [from 15th c.]
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(intransitive) To agree or assent to a proposal or a view; to give way. [from 16th c.]
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(intransitive) To come to an office, state or dignity; to attain, assume (a position). [from 18th c.]
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(intransitive) To become a party to an agreement or a treaty.
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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.

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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.

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To arrive at or come into an office or dignity.

Accede to the throne.

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To become a party to an agreement or treaty.
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To enter upon the duties (of an office); attain (to)
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To give assent; give in; agree (to)
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Origin of accede

  • Middle English acceden to come near from Latin accēdere to go near ad- ad- cēdere to go ked- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Middle English acceden, from Latin accēdō (“approach, accede”), formed from ad (“to, toward, at”) + cēdō (“move, yield”) (English cede). Compare French accéder. Unrelated to ascend, other than common ad prefix.
    From Wiktionary
  • First attested in the early 15th century.
    From Wiktionary