verb ac·cede \ak-ˈsēd, ik-\

: to agree to a request or a demand

: to enter a high office or position


Full Definition of ACCEDE

intransitive verb
a :  to become a party (as to an agreement)
b :  to express approval or give consent :  give in to a request or demand
archaic :  approach
:  to enter upon an office or position

Examples of ACCEDE

  1. His son acceded upon the king's death.
  2. <finally acceded to their pleas for more time to complete the project>

Origin of ACCEDE

Middle English, from Latin accedere to go to, be added, from ad- + cedere to go
First Known Use: 15th century


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