Definitions for accedeækˈsid

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ac•cedeækˈsid(v.i.)-ced•ed, -ced•ing.

  1. to give one's consent, approval, or adherence by yielding; give in; agree; assent:

    to accede to a request; to accede to the terms of a contract.

  2. to attain or assume an office, title, or dignity; succeed (usu. fol. by to):

    to accede to the throne.

  3. to become a party to an agreement or treaty.

    Category: Law

Origin of accede:

1400–50; to approach, adapt to < L accēdere to approach, assent =ac-ac - +cēdere to go; see cede


Princeton's WordNet

  1. submit, bow, defer, accede, give in(verb)

    yield to another's wish or opinion

    "The government bowed to the military pressure"

  2. accede, enter(verb)

    take on duties or office

    "accede to the throne"

  3. assent, accede, acquiesce(verb)

    to agree or express agreement

    "The Maestro assented to the request for an encore"


  1. accede(Verb)

    To approach; to arrive, to come forward.

  2. accede(Verb)

    To give one's adhesion; to join up with (a group etc); to become part of.

  3. accede(Verb)

    To agree or assent to a proposal or a view; to give way.

  4. accede(Verb)

    To come to an office, state or dignity; to attain, assume (a position).

  5. accede(Verb)

    To become a party to an agreement or a treaty.

  6. Origin: * First attested in the early 15th century.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Accede(verb)

    to approach; to come forward; -- opposed to recede

  2. Accede(verb)

    to enter upon an office or dignity; to attain

  3. Accede(verb)

    to become a party by associating one's self with others; to give one's adhesion. Hence, to agree or assent to a proposal or a view; as, he acceded to my request

Translations for accede

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to agree to

He acceded to my request.

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