Word of the Day – Accede

By May 18, 2018Word of the Day

Accede (verb)

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Agree to a demand, request, or treaty. / Assume an office or position.

Late Middle English (in the general sense ‘come forward, approach’): from Latin accedere, from ad- ‘to’ + cedere ‘give way, yield’.

Example sentences

“We’re told they won’t accede to the striker’s demands.”

“Then Prince Charles will accede to the throne.”

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