Accede



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 .
Contemporary Examples

The Nizam, continuing to see himself as a foreigner, refused to accede to India upon independence.
India’s Newest State Telangana Is Bosnia Redux Kranti Rai March 21, 2014

It is entirely the government’s prerogative to accede to these requests or not.
In Italy, Religious Minorities Struggle (Vainly) for Official Recognition Anna Momigliano November 13, 2013

Historical Examples

Even the largest manufacturer in the country could not but accede to this.
Twenty Years a Detective in the Wickedest City in the World Clifton R. Wooldridge

Were he to accede to such a proposal as Oliver now made him, assuredly he must jeopardize all that.
The Sea-Hawk Raphael Sabatini

If any thing more be necessary, be so good as to make a separate instruction for them, signed by yourself, to which I will accede.
Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson

That my father might be brought to accede to such a plan was by no means improbable.
That Boy Of Norcott’s Charles James Lever

This war is very expensive, and the debt will eventually alarm the country, so that they will be ready to accede to anything.’
Uncle Daniel’s Story Of “Tom” Anderson John McElroy

I think myself the very paragon of husbands to accede to the arrangement!
Sir Jasper Carew Charles James Lever

“There are some three suggestions which I hope you will accede to,” he replied.
Max Carrados Ernest Bramah

But the King of France would not accede to the terms, and so this plan was abandoned.
Queen Elizabeth Jacob Abbott

verb (intransitive) 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
v.

early 15c., from Latin accedere “approach, enter upon,” from ad- “to” (see ad-) + cedere “go, move” (see cede). Latin ad- usually became ac- before “k” sounds. Related: Acceded; acceding.

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