acceding

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Accede \Ac*cede"\, verb (used without an object) [imp. & p. p. {Acceded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Acceding}.] [L. accedere to approach, accede; ad + cedere to move, yield: cf. F. acc['e]dere. See {Cede}.]

1. To approach; to come forward; -- opposed to {recede}. [Obs.] --T. Gale.

2. To enter upon an office or dignity; to attain.

Edward IV., who had acceded to the throne in the year 1461. --T. Warton.

If Frederick had acceded to the supreme power. --Morley.

3. To become a party by associating one's self with others; to give one's adhesion. Hence, to agree or assent to a proposal or a view; as, he acceded to my request.

The treaty of Hanover in 1725 . . . to which the Dutch afterwards acceded. --Chesterfield.

Syn: To agree; assent; consent; comply; acquiesce; concur.

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