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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ak-seed]
    • /ækˈsid/
    • /ækˈsiːd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ak-seed]
    • /ækˈsid/

Definitions of accede word

  • verb accede If you accede to someone's request, you do what they ask. 3
  • verb accede When a member of a royal family accedes to the throne, they become king or queen. 3
  • verb accede to assent or give one's consent; agree 3
  • verb accede to enter upon or attain (to an office, right, etc) 3
  • verb accede to become a party (to an agreement between nations, etc), as by signing a treaty 3
  • intransitive verb accede to enter upon the duties (of an office); attain (to) 3

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Origin of accede

First appearance:

before 1400
One of the 24% oldest English words
1400-50; late Middle English: to approach, adapt to < Latin accēdere to approach, assent, equivalent to ac- ac- + cēdere to go; see cede

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Parts of speech for Accede


accede popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 82% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for accede

verb accede

  • acquiesce — If you acquiesce in something, you agree to do what someone wants or to accept what they do.
  • okay — to put one's endorsement on or indicate one's approval of (a request, piece of copy, bank check, etc.); authorize; initial: Would you OK my application?
  • grant — to bestow or confer, especially by a formal act: to grant a charter.
  • fold — to confine (sheep or other domestic animals) in a fold.
  • assent — If someone gives their assent to something that has been suggested, they formally agree to it.

noun accede

  • bow — When you bow to someone, you briefly bend your body towards them as a formal way of greeting them or showing respect.

Antonyms for accede

verb accede

  • deny — When you deny something, you state that it is not true.
  • refuse — to decline to accept (something offered): to refuse an award.
  • reject — to refuse to have, take, recognize, etc.: to reject the offer of a better job.
  • veto — the power or right vested in one branch of a government to cancel or postpone the decisions, enactments, etc., of another branch, especially the right of a president, governor, or other chief executive to reject bills passed by the legislature.
  • disapprove — to think (something) wrong or reprehensible; censure or condemn in opinion.

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