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 .
The debate has been often held about Google’s role in acceding to the Chinese government’s demands to censor search results.
Jeff Jarvis Asks: Is Google an Evil Empire? Dave Kansas January 28, 2009
In the event of your acceding to my request it is probable that I shall have to narrate them to you.
Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
She seemed to feel that her demand was right and proper, and his acceding to it the least he could do.
Keziah Coffin Joseph C. Lincoln
Perhaps he sees that he cannot help himself and that he less parts with dignity by acceding.
1492 Mary Johnston
I am sorry to be obliged to refuse you, but I should not be justified in acceding to your request.
Under the Meteor Flag Harry Collingwood
But, vain as he was, he did not even wish to have the appearance of acceding to the original plan of Sarka!
Astounding Stories of Super-Science July 1930 Various
He could get rid of them now, now and for ever, by acceding to the proposition made to him.
Ralph the Heir Anthony Trollope
Clive, unwilling to face a coalition between the French and the nabob, was in favour of acceding to the nabob’s orders.
With Clive in India G. A. Henty
Then acceding to his request, each man retired to his own home.
Ponce de Leon William Pilling
They stated that they had “no hesitation in acceding to the Edinburgh Committee’s construction,” and adhering to the moves.
Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 68, No. 417, July, 1850 Various
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
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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to cause faster or greater activity, development, progress, advancement, etc., in: to accelerate economic growth. to hasten the occurrence of: to accelerate the fall of a government. Mechanics. to change the velocity of (a body) or the rate of (motion); cause to undergo . to reduce the time required for (a course of study) by […]
gradually increasing in speed. Historical Examples He sings like the fitful wind, one moment “accelerando,” and the next “una poco moderato.” Stars of the Opera Mabel Wagnalls accelerando, affrettando (this term implies some degree of excitement also), stringendo, poco a poco animato. Music Notation and Terminology Karl W. Gehrkens adjective, adverb (to be performed) with […]
something that speeds up a process. Chemistry, (def 5). a substance that accelerates the spread of fire or makes a fire more intense: Arson was suspected when police found accelerants at the scene of the fire. Contemporary Examples Also in the apartment were glass jars containing what is believed to be accelerant, black gunpowder, and […]