- To give one's consent, often at the insistence of another; concede. See Synonyms at assent. (verb-intransitive)
- To arrive at or come into an office or dignity: accede to the throne. (verb-intransitive)
- To become a party to an agreement or treaty. (verb-intransitive)
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