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accede (verb) agree; concede; to get into a high position, especially, that of a ruler.
When you accept a request, proposal or demand, especially under some pressure, you accede to it. If the boss yields to the demand of his workers for a reduction of work hours, he accedes to their demand. If after repeated requests you agree to accompany a person to some place, you accede to their request.
- When no member of the board was in his favor, his only choice was to accede to the board's demand for his resignation.
- The government acceded to the demands of the business community to liberalize the taxation policy.
- The present king being childless, who will accede to the throne after him is a question on every body's mind.
- His desire to accede to the throne was thwarted by the equally strong ambition of his cousin.