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English definition of “accede to sth”

accede to sth

formal phrasal verb with accede     /əkˈsiːd/ verb
to agree to do what people have asked you to do: He graciously acceded to our request. It is doubtful whether the government will ever accede to the nationalists' demands for independence.Accepting and agreeing reluctantlyAccepting and agreeingApproving and approval accede to the throne/accede to power to become king or queen, or to take a position of power: The diaries were written in 1837, when Queen Victoria acceded to the throne.Royalty, aristocracy and titles
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