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English definition of “accede to sth”

accede to sth

formal
verb uk phrasal verb with accede   /əkˈsiːd/ us  
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. 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.
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