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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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]




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