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accede to pressure

To bow down or yield to pressure from an outside force, especially as regards a political, business, or military action or decision. Congress was forced to accede to pressure from the public and abandon its proposal to increase taxes.
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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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120 000,00 PLN, one hundred and twenty thousand, if it accedes to the proceedings solely on job No.
The foreign ministers last night agreed for me to suggest to the North Korean government that it accedes to the treaty,'' Yeo said.
The situation is most abstruse as there are no cherubs, no angels, no fluffy clouds- none of his expectations of beyond; he soon accedes to his irreversible situation.
If the trainee accedes to this, the trainee is eventually removed from the training program anyway on the grounds that seeing a psychiatrist comprises facial evidence of his or her unfitness to ever practice medicine.
Emily suggests they recuperate at her Italian villa; the hospital, not wishing to be responsible for these foreigners, accedes to her wishes.
City may be without leading scorer Daryl Clare unless the referee who sent hm off against Southport accedes to City's request to reduce the striker's punishment to a yellow.
It's quite possible," accedes Brookhaven's Thomas W.