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accede

ac·cede

accede

 
pronunciation:
ihk sid
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: acceded, accedes, acceding
definition 1: to agree or consent; assent.
The government refused to accede to the terrorists' demands.
synonyms:
acquiesce, assent, comply, consent, submit, yield
antonyms:
demur
similar words:
agree, come around, come round, concede, concur, conform, surrender
definition 2: to come into possession of an office, title, or the like (usu. fol. by to).
She acceded to the throne upon her father's death.He has hopes of acceding to the presidency.
synonyms:
ascend, succeed
antonyms:
abdicate, resign
similar words:
inherit
derivations: accedence (n.), acceder (n.)
Word Parts
The word accede contains the following parts:
ac- Latin prefix that means to, toward
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The prefix ac- occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of ad- used before Latin roots beginning with hard or soft "c" or "q." See ad-.
ced, ces, -ceed, -cede, -cess Latin root that means to go; to go back or yield