Accede Definition

ăk-sēd
acceded, accedes, acceding
verb
acceded, accedes, acceding
To give one's consent, often at the insistence of another.
Accede to a demand.
American Heritage
To enter upon the duties (of an office); attain (to)
Webster's New World
To give assent; give in; agree (to)
Webster's New World
To become a party (to a treaty) between nations.
Webster's New World
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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Origin of Accede

  • 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

  • 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

  • First attested in the early 15th century.

    From Wiktionary

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