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accede

[ak-seed] /ækˈsid/
verb (used without object), acceded, acceding.
1.
to give consent, approval, or adherence; 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 (usually followed by to):
to accede to the throne.
3.
International Law. to become a party to an agreement, treaty, or the like, by way of accession.
Origin
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English: to approach, adapt to < Latin accēdere to approach, assent, equivalent to ac- ac- + cēdere to go; see cede
Related forms
accedence, noun
acceder, noun
nonaccedence, noun
nonacceding, adjective
reaccede, verb (used without object), reacceded, reacceding.
unacceding, adjective
Can be confused
accede, concede, exceed.
Synonyms
1. See agree.
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accede

/ækˈsiːd/
verb (intransitive) usually foll by to
1.
to assent or give one's consent; agree
2.
to enter upon or attain (to an office, right, etc): the prince acceded to the throne
3.
(international law) to become a party (to an agreement between nations, etc), as by signing a treaty
Derived Forms
accedence, noun
acceder, noun
Word Origin
C15: from Latin accēdere to approach, agree, from ad- to + cēdere to go, yield
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accede

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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