accede accede  /æk ˈsid/


  1. (v) yield to another's wish or opinion
  2. (v) take on duties or office
  3. (v) to agree or express agreement



  1. War Secretary Leslie Hore-Belisha resigns, reportedly because Cabinet would not accede to his demands for more aggressive warfare.
  2. Though European allies have been reluctant to accede to Washington's demands for sanctions, the limited measures adopted thus far have, nonetheless, made a dent in the Iranian economy.
  3. Democratic leaders say, for example, that they are already prepared to accede to Republican demands that illegal immigrants be excluded from the plan.


  • Obama: Not seeking 'photo-op' with ailing Mandela

    En route to South Africa, President Obama said Friday he doesn't need a "photo-op" with gravely ill civil-rights icon Nelson Mandela and isn't sure whether he will visit him. Mr. Obama told reporters aboard Air Force One that he will accede to the wishes of the Mandela family on whether ...
    on June 28, 2013     Source: The Washington Times


  1. In a statement Thursday, the Nelson Mandela Foundation said it had been "inundated with requests for meetings, and it will be impossible for Mr. Mandela to accede to even a small fraction of these."
    on Jun 10, 2010 By: Nelson Mandela Source: The Canadian Press

  2. Fielding said Bush "was not willing to provide your committees with documents revealing internal White House communications or to accede to your desire for senior advisers to testify at public hearings. The reason for these distinctions rests upon a...
    on Jun 28, 2007 By: Fred Fielding Source: FOXNews

  3. "At the moment there is absolutely no incentive for a local community to accede to a planning request," Mr Osborne said.
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: George Osborne Source: The Press Association

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