• (British) IPA: /əkˈsiːd/
  • (America) IPA: /æk.ˈsid/

accede (accedes, present participle acceding; past and past participle acceded)

  1. (archaic, intransitive) To approach; to arrive, to come forward. [15th-19th c.]
  2. (intransitive, now rare) To give one's adhesion; to join up with (a group, etc.); to become part of. [from 15th c.]
  3. (intransitive) To agree or assent to a proposal or a view; to give way. [from 16th c.]
  4. (intransitive) To come to an office, state or dignity; to attain, assume (a position). [from 18th c.]
    • 2002, Colin Jones (historian), The Great Nation, Penguin 2003, p. 32:
      Maintenon had been governess to the children in the late 1670s before acceding to the king's favours.
  5. (intransitive) To become a party to an agreement or a treaty.
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