First attested in the early 15th century. From Middle English acceden, from Latin accēdō (“approach, accede”), formed from ad (“to, toward, at”) + cēdō (“move, yield”) (English cede). Compare French accéder. Unrelated to ascend, aside from the common ad prefix.
- (archaic, intransitive) To approach; to arrive, to come forward. [15th–19th c.]
- (intransitive, now rare) To give one's adhesion; to join up with (a group, etc.); to become part of. [from 15th c.]
- (intransitive) To agree or assent to a proposal or a view; to give way. [from 16th c.]
- 2007 November 18, Leslie Feinberg, “'Big lie' and breakup of Yugoslavia”, in Workers World:
- Some of the countries of Eastern Europe had already acceded to all the privatization and austerity measures drawn up by imperialist bankers. The Socialist Federation of Yugoslavia was the last of the Eastern European workers' states trying to hold on to what was left of its planned, socialized framework of production and its collective ownership.
- (intransitive) To come to an office, state or dignity; to attain, assume (a position). [from 18th c.]
- 2002, Colin Jones, The Great Nation, Penguin, published 2003, page 32:
- Maintenon had been governess to the children in the late 1670s before acceding to the king's favours.
- (intransitive) To become a party to an agreement or a treaty.
Usage notes edit
(to agree, to come to an office, to become a party to): Use with the word to afterwards (i.e., accede to).
- (to join a group): band together, enroll
- (agree to a proposal or a view): come around, concede; See also Thesaurus:accede
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Related terms edit
- “accede”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.
|person||1st person||2nd person||3rd person||1st person||2nd person||3rd person|
|present||să acced||să accezi||să acceadă||să accedem||să accedeți||să acceadă|
|negative||nu accede||nu accedeți|
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