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Definition of accede verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    accede

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//əkˈsiːd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//əkˈsiːd//
     
    [intransitive] (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they accede
    BrE BrE//əkˈsiːd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//əkˈsiːd//
     
    he / she / it accedes
    BrE BrE//əkˈsiːdz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//əkˈsiːdz//
     
    past simple acceded
    BrE BrE//əkˈsiːdɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//əkˈsiːdɪd//
     
    past participle acceded
    BrE BrE//əkˈsiːdɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//əkˈsiːdɪd//
     
    -ing form acceding
    BrE BrE//əkˈsiːdɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//əkˈsiːdɪŋ//
     
     
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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. The Planning Committee has finally acceded to growing pressure.
  2. 2accede (to something) to achieve a high position, especially to become king or queen Queen Victoria acceded to the throne in 1837.
  3. see also accession
    Wordfinderabdicate, accede, crown, king, government, monarch, throne, reign, royal, succession Word Origin late Middle English (in the general sense ‘come forward, approach’): from Latin accedere, from ad- ‘to’ + cedere ‘give way, yield’.
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