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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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Markham's "soldiers accedence and grammar bound in blew paper", the Swedish Intelligencer, the Swedish Discipline and the Lamentations of Germany see H.E.H Hastings Inventories, Box 1, Item 13, fos.
(15) Accedence Commenced Grammar (1669), History of Britain (1670), Paradise Regained and Samson Agonistes (1671), Artis Logicae (1672), the revised and extended Poems (1673), and Epistulae Familiares with Prolusiones (1674: May, just before the revised PL appeared).
A repeated theme in Shusaku Endo's fiction has been the existential conflict between adherence to an exacting and in many ways alienating religion, and accedence to the cultural imperatives and material rewards of one's native land.
Accedence, this Book by chance a yeare a goe broke loose from the Stake of the Monopolist, and was sold at six shillings in the pound cheaper then they sell them: but they have by Combination tyed him to the Stake again: for observe, if the old Partners cannot agree together, the Young will, though so Indirect.
129), which are preceded by contextualizing chapters on ~Donatus and Priscian and the Development of the Accedence and Regeminia ~and' the Study of Grammar in Late-Medieval England'.