• WordNet 3.6
    • v accede to agree or express agreement "The Maestro assented to the request for an encore"
    • v accede yield to another's wish or opinion "The government bowed to the military pressure"
    • v accede take on duties or office "accede to the throne"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Accede To approach; to come forward; -- opposed to recede.
    • Accede To become a party by associating one's self with others; to give one's adhesion. Hence, to agree or assent to a proposal or a view; as, he acceded to my request. "The treaty of Hanover in 1725 . . . to which the Dutch afterwards acceded ."
    • Accede To enter upon an office or dignity; to attain. "Edward IV., who had acceded to the throne in the year 1461.""If Frederick had acceded to the supreme power ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • accede To come, as into union or possession; become adjoined or entitled; attain by approach or succession: now used chiefly of attainment to a possession, office, or dignity: as, he acceded to the estate on his majority; the house of Hanover acceded to the English throne in 1714.
    • accede To come by assent or agreement; give adhesion; yield; give in: as, to acccdc to one's terms or request.
    • accede Synonyms To succeed, come (to), attain.
    • accede To agree, assent, yield, consent, comply.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Accede ak-sēd′ to come to, or arrive at, a place or condition: to join one's self, hence to agree or assent (with to)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. accedere, to approach, accede; ad, + cedere, to move, yield: cf. F. accdere,. See Cede
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. accedĕre, accessum, to go near to—ad, to, cedĕre, to go. See Cede.


In literature:

I should have rejoiced had his temper permitted him to accede to any offer.
"The Fugitive Blacksmith" by James W. C. Pennington
There was, certainly, Myrtle Forge; his mother, however she might silently suffer, protest, would ultimately accede in his wishes.
"The Three Black Pennys" by Joseph Hergesheimer
Is it true that no case can exist in which it is proper for the sovereign to accede to the desires of his discontented subjects?
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. II. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
Every kind of private pressure was brought to bear on me to accede to the purchase of the property.
"Success (Second Edition)" by Max Aitken Beaverbrook
The proposal was readily acceded to, and carried into effect by the accommodating host.
"The Underground Railroad" by William Still
Through the mediation of England terms of peace were proposed, and acceded to in January, 1792.
"The Empire of Russia" by John S. C. Abbott
Because believing the Americans wearied with war, they suppose we will accede to the terms for the sake of peace.
"A Letter Addressed to the Abbe Raynal, on the Affairs of North America, in Which the Mistakes in the Abbe's Account of the Revolution of America Are Corrected and Cleared Up" by Thomas Paine
The two last named states did not accede to the constitution until after proceedings under it had commenced.
"The Government Class Book" by Andrew W. Young
The request was cheerfully acceded to, but compositors there were none to undertake the work.
"Robert Moffat" by David J. Deane
By acceding to it, the new State is placed on the same footing with the original States.
"American Eloquence, Volume II. (of 4) Studies In American Political History (1896)" by Various

In news:

Would she additionally accede accomplishing a fettle TV show New Delhi, May 27.
Officers Fiti Aina and Rocky Tua were charged this week with aiding the escape of a prisoner, permitting escape and public servant acceding to corruption.
In 1995, the Mormon church acceded to demands by Jewish leaders that it stop posthumously baptizing Jews.
It is when the diner willingly accedes to the chef because he wants to be wowed by skill and creativity.
Second, demote the plant manager who acceded to this nutty idea.
House Republicans have rightly acceded to his demand that they keep payroll taxes from rising at the start of the new year.
Presidents have been increasingly dominant characters in the daily news cycle—this president happily acceding to his place on stage, and more.
White House aides maintain that the president will not accede to any pre-cliff accord that does not avert a repeat of the last debt-ceiling debacle.
Even though Standard & Poor's dropped Spain's bond rating to just above junk status, making a bailout request likely, Germany remains opposed to acceding to a bailout prematurely.
Officers were charged this week with aiding the escape of a prisoner, permitting escape and public servant acceding to corruption.
MIDDLE AGED PLAGUE The Artificial God In one of those genie-in-a-bottle stories, a poor man wishes for a million dollars, and he really should have been suspicious when the genie acceded so, shall I say, genially.
Federal law also prohibits employment discrimination, which is what law firms who accede to Wal-Mart's quota demands will be engaging in.
It is unimaginable that China will ever explicitly accede to major US weapons sales to Taiwan.
It is being reported that the refusal of Speaker John Boehner to accede to the president's request to address Congress is unprecedented.
Caso Petraeus muestra la facilidad de EEUU para acceder a emails.

In science:

Desde la perspectiva del agente, sin embargo, esta situación se hará más acusada, ya que muchos entornos con una K alta contendrán patrones difíciles a los que será difícil que el agente pueda acceder a través de sus interacciones.
Analysis of first prototype universal intelligence tests: evaluating and comparing AI algorithms and humans
Fig. 2: Monolingual entry: “ épouser” (to marry, to fit, to espouse) To accede to the acception dictionary, the user selects an accep t ion in the m idd le co lumn . The accep t ion is displayed along with its sub-acceptions (middle column of fig. 3).
Interlingual Lexical Organisation for Multilingual Lexical Databases in NADIA