ac·cede /ækˈsid, ɪk-/
Ac·cede v. i. [imp. & p. p. Acceded; p. pr. & vb. n. Acceding.]
1. To approach; to come forward; -- opposed to recede. [Obs.]
2. To enter upon an office or dignity; to attain.
Edward IV., who had acceded to the throne in the year 1461. --T. Warton.
If Frederick had acceded to the supreme power. --Morley.
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.
The treaty of Hanover in 1725 . . . to which the Dutch afterwards acceded. --Chesterfield.
Syn: -- To agree; assent; consent; comply; acquiesce; concur.
v 1: submit or yield to another's wish or opinion; "The
government bowed to the military pressure" [syn: submit,
bow, defer, give in]
2: take on duties or office; "accede to the throne" [syn: enter]
3: to agree or express agreement; "The Maestro assented to the
request for an encore" [syn: assent, acquiesce] [ant: