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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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Ilyas Bilor also opposed the idea to pay amount to rulers of acceding states and said that if government wants to give financial assistance to the rulers then there must be some fixed criteria and payment should not be on like or dislike basis.
Our purpose is to assess whether the EU acceding countries belong to the same optimum currency area as current members of the monetary union.
Fiscal policy has undergone profound changes in the acceding countries during the transition process and will need to face up to substantial challenges in the years to come.
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TEI recommends that the EC, the Member States, and the Acceding Countries develop transitional rules to ease the administrative burdens on businesses and minimise the potential disruption of cross-border trade.
An ASEAN official, who declined to be named, said that an Australian deputy minister has threatened to make an issue out of Myanmar's slow progress toward democracy, violence in Thailand's southern region and corruption in some countries if ASEAN does not stop pushing Australia on acceding to the treaty.
He claims that higher economic growth and the likelihood of foreign direct investment will rapidly make the acceding states a jobs hothouse.
The institutional framework that will govern the monetary integration of current and future acceding countries was agreed in the accession negotiations, based on EU Treaty provisions, and is described well in the four papers.
The Deputy Speaker deferred the Rules of Acceding States (Abolition of Privy Purses and Privileges) Amendment Bill 2009 for further consultation.
The Pakistani government said Monday said it is making every effort to secure the release of a Pakistani citizen taken hostage by an armed group in Iraq but reaffirmed its policy of not acceding to the demands of hostage takers.
Bill's March 22 letter discussing TEI's concerns about delays in VAT registrations in the acceding countries.
Management of EU agricultural funds and upgrading agri-food establishments such as slaughterhouses to meet EU norms are the chief outstanding concerns related to the acceding countries' remaining preparations for EU membership on May 1.