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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.