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accede to

1. To agree to a set of terms, conditions, or demands. The government will not accede to the terrorist's demands.
2. To begin serving in a position of authority or in an official capacity. Come January, he will accede to the office of governor.
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accede to something

 
1. to agree to the terms or demands that someone has stated. We cannot accede to your demands.
2. to assume a position of power or authority; to begin serving in one's official capacity. She acceded to the office of mayor in January.
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References in classic literature ?
After that, not a week passed without sick people coming, riding or on foot, to Father Sergius; and having acceded to one petition he could not refuse others, and he laid his hands on many and prayed.
She acceded to the suggestion of bouillon, which was grateful and acceptable.
The king's request had undoubtedly been acceded to by an affirmative sign, for in firm, sonorous accents, which vibrated in the depths of Athos's heart, the king began his speech, explaining his conduct and counseling the welfare of the kingdom.
Astor's risk, and for his account; but the proposition was not acceded to.
But the moment the Spanish minister makes a demand, it is acceded to at once, whether it be just or not.
It was not until he became convinced of the hopelessness of his love affair that he acceded to our wishes and went back to his father.
This was not acceded to without some difficulty, but in the end they told him to do what he would, and go away from them in heaven's name.
Tulliver, still confident that he should gain his suit, and finding it eminently inconvenient to raise the said sum until that desirable issue had taken place, had rashly acceded to the demand that he should give a bill of sale on his household furniture and some other effects, as security in lieu of the bond.
I begged him to do me the favour of presiding; and my request being seconded by the other boys who were in that room, he acceded to it, and sat upon my pillow, handing round the viands - with perfect fairness, I must say - and dispensing the currant wine in a little glass without a foot, which was his own property.
Zimbabwe has acceded to the recently launched Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM), a project designed to relax rules and regulations to generate a free market environment for qualified commercial airlines.
One-hundred and nineteen countries have signed, ratified, or acceded to the Convention on Cluster Munitions.
In order of facilitate the transit traffic, Government of Pakistan has acceded to International UN TIR Convention.
The death penalty is a blatant violation of the right to life, and it is contrary to the signed agreements and conventions that the Palestinians acceded to in 2014, including the "Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment" and the "International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
Today's treaty event will bring to 24 the number of States that have acceded to one or both conventions since 2011.
Last month, Omar reportedly told a European Union delegation that while other states had merged with India after accession, Jammu and Kashmir had only acceded to India on matters of currency, communication, foreign affairs and defence.