Verb accede Definition and Examples



Definition as verb:


accede (third-person singular simple present accedes, present participle acceding, simple past and past participle acceded)

  1. (archaic, intransitive) To approach; to arrive, to come forward.
  2. (intransitive, now rare) To give one's adhesion; to join up with (a group, etc.); to become part of.
  3. (intransitive) To agree or assent to a proposal or a view; to give way.
  4. (intransitive) To come to an office, state or dignity; to attain, assume (a position).
  5. (intransitive) To become a party to an agreement or a treaty.

More definition: give consent, approval, or adherence; agree; assent; to accede to a request; to accede to the terms of a contract. attain or assume an office, title, or dignity; succeed (usually followed by to), to accede to the throne.

3.International Law. to become a party to an agreement, treaty, or the like, by way of accession.

1. to assent or give one's consent; agree

2. to enter upon or attain (to an office, right, etc), the prince acceded to the throne

3. (international law) to become a party (to an agreement between nations, etc), as by signing a treaty Derived Formsaccedence, nounacceder, noun Word OriginC15, from Latin accēdere to approach, agree, from ad- to + cēdere to go, yieldCollins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
early 15c., from Latin accedere "approach, enter upon," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + cedere "go, move" (see cede). Latin ad- usually became ac- before "k" sounds. Related, Acceded; acceding.


The Roman government declined to accede to these arrangements, and L.

To this demand (the real commencement of the "Continental System") the Berlin government had to accede, though at the cost of a naval war with England, and the ruin of its maritime trade.

Among other blunders, he pronounced King Stanislaus a tyrant and a traitor at the very moment when he was about to accede to the Confederation.

To this demand the king as stubbornly refused to accede; 3 and as the result of the consequent dead-lock, Tisza, who had courageously continued in office at the king's request, after every other leading politician had refused to form a ministry, was finally dismissed on the 17th of June.

In August 1791, Fersen was sent to Vienna to induce the emperor Leopold to accede to a new coalition against revolutionary France, but he soon came to the conclusion that the Austrian court meant to do nothing at all.

Ten days' blockade of the port caused the Siamese government to accede to these demands, and a treaty was made, the French sending troops to occupy Chantabun until its provisions should have been carried out.

To accede to a general league against the Porte.

But as the North grew stronger and the South in comparison grew weaker, as slavery came to be more and more the dominant political issue, and as the South made demands concerning that "peculiar institution" to which the North was unwilling to accede, less was heard of secession in the North and more in the South.

In June 1672 a French army invaded the Netherlands; whereupon the elector of Brandenburg contracted an alliance with the emperor Leopold, to which Denmark was invited to accede; almost simultaneously the States-General began to negotiate for a renewal of the recently expired Dano-Dutch alliance.

His next move was to attempt to detach Sweden from France; but, Sweden showing not the slightest inclination for a rapprochement, Denmark was compelled to accede to the anti-French league, which she did by the treaty of Copenhagen, of January 1674, thereby engaging to place an army of 20,000 in the field when required; but here again Griffenfeldt safeguarded himself to some extent by stipulating that this provision was not to be operative till the allies were attacked by a fresh enemy.

But the National Liberals triumphed at the general election; fear of reactionary tendencies finally induced the Radicals to accede to the wishes of the majority; and on the 5th of June 1849 the new constitution received the royal sanction.

It was felt in British circles at the time that a very considerable concession to Habibullah's independence of attitude was displayed in the fact that he was styled in the treaty " His Majesty "; but, in the circumstances, it seems to have been thought diplomatic to accede to the amir's determination to insist on this matter of style.

Had undertaken to compel " Russia's geographical enemy," as Napoleon designated Sweden, to accede to the newly established Continental Russian System.

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