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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 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.
See also: accede, to
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ASEAN has set criteria that members of the summit must be a full dialogue partner of ASEAN and have acceded to the treaty.
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ISLAMABAD -- Nawab Jahangir Khanji has emphasized that Junagadh was first among princely states which acceded to Pakistan following the withdrawal of colonial powers from the subcontinent.
Legislators said that this amount should be equal for all the rules of acceded states and their dependents or it should be completely removed.
New Delhi, Oct 15 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S M Krishna on Friday said that Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has not said anything objectionable in his latest statement that the state had acceded and not merged with the Union of India.
China and India acceded to the TAC last year and Japan and Pakistan acceded this year.
Pakistan acceded to CEDAW in February 1996 that was adopted by the UN General Assembly on December 18, 1979.
China and India already acceded to the TAC last year, and Japan and Pakistan acceded this year.
Cambodia on Tuesday acceded to an agreement inked in May by Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines to jointly work together to combat terrorism and other transnational crimes.