early 15c., from Latin accedere "approach, enter upon," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + cedere "go, move" (see cede). Latin ad- generally became ac- before "k" sounds. Relevant: Acceded; acceding.
undertake tasks or company
- yield to another's wish or viewpoint
- to concur or express contract
- To approach; ahead forward; -- in opposition to recede.
- To enter upon an office or self-esteem; to achieve.
- To become a party by associating one's self with others; to provide your adhesion. Ergo, to agree or assent to a proposal or a view; as, he acceded to my request.
(v. i.) To approach; ahead forward; -- in opposition to recede.
- (v. i.) To enter upon an office or self-esteem; to attain.
- (v. i.) to be a celebration by associating an individual's self with others; to provide an individual's adhesion. For this reason, to concur or assent to a proposal or a view; as, he acceded to my request.
After thus forging the first link of the partition treaty, Patkul proceeded to Moscow, and, at a secret conference held at Preobrazhenskoye, easily persuaded Peter the Great to accede to the nefarious league (Nov.