toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books

accede

used in a sentence
2 meanings
(click/touch triangles for details)
1  —as in:
accede to her suggestion
Definition to agree or express agreement
  • She will not accede to his request.
accede = to agree or express agreement
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • This decision was, that he ought to accede to the woman's request...
    Tolstoy, Leo  --  Father Sergius
  • You were only a charming man before, but, if you accede to my proposal, you will be adorable.
    Dumas, Alexandre  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • The first, at least, of these favours Fanny would rather not have been asked; but it was impossible for her to refuse the correspondence; it was impossible for her even not to accede to it more readily than her own judgment authorised.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • accede = agree
  • I whispered Catherine that she mustn't, on any account, accede to the proposal: it was entirely out of the question.
    Bronte, Emily  --  Wuthering Heights
  • Here is a note from her, entreating you to accede to the request of Mr Mortimer Lightwood, the bearer.
    Dickens, Charles  --  Our Mutual Friend
  • Our poor invalid evidently felt it a heartless proposition, and would have felt it still more heartless in me to accede to it.
    Bronte, Anne  --  The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
  • This is an extremity to which no government will of choice accede.
    Hamilton, Alexander  --  Federalist Papers Authored by Alexander Hamilton
  • I rather wished, than believed him to be sincere— but, at any rate, was perfectly ready to accede to his proposal.
    Austen, Jane  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • I regret that I cannot accede to your request.
    Oppenheim, E. Phillips  --  The Malefactor

Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®
2  —as in:
accede to the throne
Definition take on duties or office
  • Board members select their officers and the vice president accedes to president after serving one year.
accedes = takes on duties or office

Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®
Search for other examples by interest
InterestSource
General — Google News®
General — Time® Magazine
General — Wikipedia®