Thursday, September 14, 2000
Definitions for accede
- To agree or assent; to give in to a request or demand.
- To become a party to an agreement, treaty, convention, etc.
- To attain an office or rank; to enter upon the duties of an office.
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Citations for accede
Well, after much blustering and standing and sitting, he acceded to my demand.
Jiang Zemin, the Chinese president, announced that China would accede to the Information Technology Agreement signed last winter, which will eliminate China's steep tariffs on imported computer and telecommunications equipment.
Origin of accede
Accede derives from Latin accedere, "to approach, to accede," from ad-, "toward, to" + cedere, "to move, to yield."