Meaning of “accede to sth” in the English Dictionary


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accede to sth

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

(Definition of “accede to sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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