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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

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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The five top exported goods (wool, casein, meat, butter and cheese) are exclusively agricultural products and make up more than 70 per cent of total New Zealand exports to the acceding Eastern European states, while it mainly imports from them various machinery and electrical equipment.
The paper is organised as follows: the next section reviews the literature on optimum currency area theory as it relates to the acceding countries of Central and Eastern Europe.
Most acceding countries wish to join ERM II soon after their accession and adopt the euro after the required minimum period of two years.
For example, suppliers should not be required to reissue or amend any invoices issued to customers in Acceding Countries for intra-EU supplies made during the transition period where the supplier is able to demonstrate the taxable status of the customer by other supporting documentation.
Some officials were saying that Australia fears that acceding to the TAC might temper Australia's plan, based on Howard's recent comments, to launch preemptive strikes if terrorists in neighboring nations were planning to attack Australia.
They show acceding states performing worse on labour market activity, employment rates, unemployment (and particularly long-term, youth, and low skilled unemployment), public employment services, and tertiary education.
How do acceding countries perform with respect to the Maastricht convergence criteria and what is a reasonable time horizon for meeting these benchmarks?
The organization urged the adoption of a transitional period until December 31, during which a customer's domestic VAT registration number in an acceding country will be accepted as sufficient evidence of taxable status to support zero-rating of intra-EU trade, provided the supplier has reasonably confirmed that the customer is in business and likely to be VAT registered.
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Acceding to the press release, a talk show at private TV Channel Geo News Aaj Kamran Khan K Sath has telecasted a report that the commission in its interim report has said that malfunctioning of price fixing mechanism has allowed oil companies to make over Rs 80 billion illegally.
Rossi responded to a March 22, 2004, letter from Stephen Bill of the European Commission on the practical implications of making intra-EC supplies of goods to VAT-registered customers in Acceding Countries on or after 1 May 2004.
The figures also show that incoming students to the acceding countries have increased by 25%.
Along with China, three other states -- Russia, Japan and India -- have expressed an interest in acceding to it, Chem Widhya said.