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Definition of the verb accede

What does accede mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: acceded | acceding | accedes

  1. yield to another's wish or opinion
  2. take on duties or office
    • example: accede to the throne
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • synonym of accede: enter
    • more generic terms: take office = assume an office, duty, or title; come after / follow / succeed = be the successor
    • more specific word: ascend = become king or queen
  3. to agree or express agreement
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • synonyms of accede: acquiesce / assent
    • more generic word: agree = consent or assent to a condition, or agree to do something
    • more specific word: connive = encourage or assent to illegally or criminally

Alternative definition of the verb accede

verb

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

Definition of the verb accede for high school students

    to agree
    • example: When the class asked the teacher whether they could play baseball instead of learn grammar they expected him to refuse, but instead he acceded to their request.

The verb accede is considered to be a word that all college-aspiring students should know and understand, so it frequently appears on the SAT, ACT and other college admissions tests.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for accede

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Google previewEnglish Synonymes Explained in Alphabetical Order (1826)

With Copious Illustrations and Examples Drawn from the Best Writers by George Crabb

To accede is the unconstrained action of an equal it is a matter of discretion: consent and comply suppose a degree of superiority, at least the power of preventing; they are acts of good-nature or civility: acquiesce implies a degree of ...

Google previewEnglish Synonymes Explained, in Alphabetical Order; with Copious Illustrations and Examples Drawn from the Best Writers. By George Crabb, of Magdalen Hall, Oxford (1818)

To accede is the unconstrained action of an equal; it is a matter of discretion: consent and comply suppose a degree of superiority, at least the power of preventing; they are acts of good-nature or civility: acquiesce implies a degree of ...

Google previewEnglish Synonyms Explained (1893)

In Alphabetical Order, with Copius Illustrations and Examples Drawn from the Best Writers by George Crabb

To accede is the unconstrained action of an equal; it is a matter of discretion: consent ...

Google previewWebster's New Standard Dictionary of the English Language (1905)

Definitions, Pronunciation, Synonyms, Etymology Comprising Hundreds of New Words

accede (ak-séd'), vi. Agree or assent. [L. ad, to, and cedo. go.] accelerate (ak-sel'-ér-§.t). 1. vi. Increase the speed of; hasten the ...

Google previewEncyclopædia Metropolitana; Or, Universal Dictionary of Knowledge ... (1845)

Comprising the Twofold Advantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose

The whole ACCEDE. uspect of the place, on approaching it, is exceedingly □ — - □ imposing ; but the situation is said to be very unfavourable to health. Earthquakes are frequent here ; the climate is very changeable ; and though a passage ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Modern Legal Usage (2001)

by Bryan A. Garner

accede; exceed. Accede = (1) "to agree or consent"; (2) "to come into office or a position of stature"; or (3) "to enter a treaty or accord." It is an intransitive verb that ...

Google previewMehri Lexicon (2012)

by T. M. Johnstone

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Usage statistics about accede

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb accede:

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Quotes about accede

Why can't the state accede to the public's wishes? (Antonin Scalia)
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Scrabble value of A1C3C3E1D2E1

The value of this 6-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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