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intr.v. ac·ced·ed, ac·ced·ing, ac·cedes
1. To give one's consent, often at the insistence of another: accede to a demand. See Synonyms at assent.
2. To arrive at or come into an office or dignity: accede to the throne.
3. To become a party to an agreement or treaty.
[Middle English acceden, to come near, from Latin accēdere, to go near : ad-, ad- + cēdere, to go; see ked- in Indo-European roots.]
ac·ced′ence (-sēd′ns) n.
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