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Definition of accede verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [intransitive] (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they accede
    he / she / it accedes
    past simple acceded
    -ing form acceding
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  1. 1accede (to something) to agree to a request, proposal, etc. He acceded to demands for his resignation. Japan had little choice but to accede.
  2. 2accede (to something) to achieve a high position, especially to become king or queen The queen acceded to the throne. see also accession
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