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accede to

Accede means to consent to something, or to take over a position or an office. Accede is followed by the preposition to.

  • The mayor acknowledged that she had little choice but to accede to the creation of a 44-member council.
  • Yugoslavia was called upon to accede to the Chemical Weapons Convention.
  • Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor acceded to the throne in 1952.