from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To give one's consent, often at the insistence of another; concede. See Synonyms at assent.
- intransitive v. To arrive at or come into an office or dignity: accede to the throne.
- intransitive v. To become a party to an agreement or treaty.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To become a party to an agreement or a treaty.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To approach; to come forward; -- opposed to
- intransitive v. To enter upon an office or dignity; to attain.
- intransitive v. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To come, as into union or possession; become adjoined or entitled; attain by approach or succession: now used chiefly of attainment to a possession, office, or dignity: as, he acceded to the estate on his majority; the house of Hanover acceded to the English throne in 1714.
- To come by assent or agreement; give adhesion; yield; give in: as, to acccdc to one's terms or request.
- Synonyms To succeed, come (to), attain.
- To agree, assent, yield, consent, comply.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. to agree or express agreement
- v. take on duties or office
- v. yield to another's wish or opinion
Middle English acceden, to come near, from Latin accēdere, to go near : ad-, ad- + cēdere, to go; see ked- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)