Definition of


  1. (verb, communication) to agree or express agreement
  2. (verb, communication) yield to another's wish or opinion
  3. (verb, social) take on duties or office

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Synonyms of Accede

acquiesce, assent, bow, defer, enter, give in, submit

Alternate forms of Accede

Derivations: accession

Hyponyms: ascend, connive

Hypernyms: agree, buckle under, come after, follow, give in, knuckle under, succeed, succumb, take office, yield

Origin of the word Accede

  1. mid-15c., from L. accedere "approach, enter upon," from ad- "to" + cedere "go, move" (see cede). Latin ad- usually became ac- before "k" sounds. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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