accede /əkˈsiːd/

a

I. verb [no obj.] (usu. accede to)

1.
‹formal› agree to a demand, request, or treaty

the authorities did not accede to the strikers’ demands.
2.
‹formal› assume an office or position

Elizabeth I acceded to the throne in 1558.
3.
‹formal› become a member of an organization

Albania acceded to the IMF in 1990.
– origin late Middle English (in the general sense ‘come forward, approach’): from Latin accedere, from ad- ‘to’ + cedere ‘give way, yield’.

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