Definition of accede
a : to express approval or give consent : to agree to a request or demand —usually + to The government acceded to their demands.
b : to become a party to something (such as an agreement) —usually + to accede to the terms of a contract
2 formal : to enter upon an office or position —usually + to He acceded to the throne [=became king] in 1838.
3 archaic, formal : approach
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