AskDefine | Define accede

Dictionary Definition



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: dissent]

User Contributed Dictionary



From accedo, formed from ad- + cedere "to move", "to yield": compare French accéder. See cede.


  • /əkˈsiːd/, /@k"si:d/
  • Rhymes with: -iːd


  1. To approach; to arrive; to come forward.
  2. To enter upon an office or dignity; to attain.
  3. To give one's adhesion; to join a group; to become part of a country etc.
  4. To agree or assent to a proposal or a view.

Derived terms


obsolete: to approach
to enter upon an office or dignity
to join a group
to agree to a proposal or view


  • Webster 1913





Verb form

  1. third-person singular indicative present of acceder
  2. second-person singular imperative of acceder

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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