Adjective "acceding" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


Agree to a demand, request, or treaty.
  1. 'However this leaves physicians in a difficult situation, since if they accede to a request from a patient to cease routine treatment, or to help her to die, they may very well under present laws, be charged with manslaughter.'
  2. 'Just what I wanted to hear after a frustrating on-again, off-again few weeks before his last-minute decision to accede to our request for an interview.'
  3. 'And it's not as if every pub will apply for a 24 hr license - there's not the demand, let alone the desire of the local council to accede to the request.'
  4. 'When we refused to accede to these demands, they eventually said they'd supply the beers anyway, but later reneged on the deal, stating that they already had an exclusive contract with Melrose.'
  5. 'I could see no justification for Congress to accede to this extraordinary request for additional authority.'
  6. 'Most people accede to the request for the interview to be tape-recorded, though it is not uncommon for a small number to refuse.'
  7. 'Keith said that although the United States does not have an extradition treaty with Afghanistan, the Northern Alliance was expected to accede to a request by the coalition to hand him over to U.S. authorities who want to question him.'
  8. 'A letter will be drafted to his players' managers in the hope that they will accede to his request.'
  9. 'The courts have upheld the rights of companies to refuse to accede to the requests of health authorities to fluoridate water.'
  10. 'Deputy O'Shea is pursuing the matter with NTL and has now written to NTL seeking that they accede to the request of Waterford City Council to return to the older arrangement.'
Assume an office or position.
  1. 'Predictably, Babur's uncles and cousins attacked his territories soon after he had acceded to the throne.'
  2. 'This danger was instrumental in throwing Richard into the arms of Philip Augustus, who three years earlier had acceded to the throne of France.'
  3. 'Like Thailand, Norway is a Constitutional Monarchy and the present King Harald V acceded to the Norwegian Throne after the death of his father, Olav V in 1991.'
  4. 'The young Edward V acceded to the throne on the death of Edward IV.'
  5. 'The death means the Queen, who acceded to the throne in 1952, becomes the longest-serving monarch in Europe.'
  6. 'Her first official visits came before she acceded to the throne.'
  7. 'Instead, in May 1937, her shy husband acceded to the throne and she assumed what she once described as ‘this intolerable burden’.'
  8. 'For people born on the day she acceded to the throne - February 6, 1952-there will be garden parties in London and Edinburgh.'
  9. 'Queen Anne acceded to the throne on the death of William III in a riding accident at Hampton Court.'
  10. 'A York businesswoman who was born 50 years ago today - the day the Queen acceded to the throne - is celebrating both landmarks by holding a special Jubilee sale.'
  11. 'Albania acceded to the IMF in 1990'
  12. 'The commerce ministry's Sok Siphana hopes that the show may help give Cambodian businesses an edge as they face up to stiffer competition when the kingdom accedes to the World Trade Organization within the next few months.'
  13. 'According to Purvanov, the enlargement is in the best interests of both the old and the new member states because the acceding countries will make European economic cooperation more dynamic.'
  14. 'And not a majority of Europe if we include, as we should, Europe's new members who will accede next year, all 10 of whom have been in our support.'
  15. 'Today the WTO has 144 member countries, with at least 30 more planning to accede.'
  16. 'The state of the Bulgarian path to EU membership was checked by Prime Minister Simeon Saxe-Coburg last week in Brussels at a meeting of EU member states, acceding countries and applicant countries.'

More definitions

1. to give consent, approval, or adherence; agree; assent; 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 followed by to): to accede to the throne.

3. International Law. to become a party to an agreement, treaty, or the like, by way of accession.

More examples(as adjective)

"states can be acceding."


(accede)Late Middle English (in the general sense ‘come forward, approach’): from Latin accedere, from ad- ‘to’ + cedere ‘give way, yield’.