Accede Ac*cede", v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Acceded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Acceding}.] [L. accedere to approach, accede; ad + cedere to move, yield: cf. F. acc['e]dere. See {Cede}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To approach; to come forward; -- opposed to {recede}. [Obs.] --T. Gale. [1913 Webster]

2. To enter upon an office or dignity; to attain. [1913 Webster]

Edward IV., who had acceded to the throne in the year 1461. --T. Warton. [1913 Webster]

If Frederick had acceded to the supreme power. --Morley. [1913 Webster]

3. 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. [1913 Webster]

The treaty of Hanover in 1725 . . . to which the Dutch afterwards acceded. --Chesterfield. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To agree; assent; consent; comply; acquiesce; concur. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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