WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
ac•cede /ækˈsid/USA pronunciation   v. [+ to + object], -ced•ed, -ced•ing. 
  1. to agree;
    assent:to accede to a request.
  2. to attain or assume an office:to accede to the throne.
See -cede-.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
ac•cede  (ak sēd),USA pronunciation v.i.,  -ced•ed, -ced•ing. 
  1. to give consent, approval, or adherence;
    to accede to a request;
    to accede to the terms of a contract.
  2. to attain or assume an office, title, or dignity;
    succeed (usually fol. by to):to accede to the throne.
  3. Law[Internat. Law.]to become a party to an agreement, treaty, or the like, by way of accession.
ac•cedence, n. 
ac•ceder, n. 
  • Latin accēdere to approach, assent, equivalent. to ac- ac- + cēdere to go; see cede
  • late Middle English: to approach, adapt to 1400–50
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged See  agree. 

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

accede /ækˈsiːd/ vb (intransitive) usually followed by to:
  1. to assent or give one's consent; agree
  2. to enter upon or attain (to an office, right, etc): the prince acceded to the throne
  3. to become a party (to an agreement between nations, etc), as by signing a treaty
Etymology: 15th Century: from Latin accēdere to approach, agree, from ad- to + cēdere to go, yield

acˈcedence n

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