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accede (v.)

"come to or arrive at" (a state, position, office, etc.), early 15c., from Latin accedere "approach, go to, come near, enter upon," from assimilated form of ad "to" (see ad-) + cedere "go, move, withdraw" (from PIE root *ked- "to go, yield"). Latin ad- usually became ac- before "k" sounds. Related: Acceded; acceding.

Origin and meaning of accede

updated on October 13, 2021

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Definitions of accede from WordNet

accede (v.)
yield to another's wish or opinion;
Synonyms: submit / bow / defer / give in
accede (v.)
take on duties or office;
accede to the throne
Synonyms: enter
accede (v.)
to agree or express agreement;
Synonyms: assent / acquiesce
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