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To consent or to agree, as to accede to another's point of view. To enter an office or to accept a position, as to accede to the presidency.

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to become a party to an agreement between nations, as by signing a treaty.
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'The Cabinet overrides the AG's objection and decided to accede,' she said, adding that her department had then prepared the instruments of accession to be deposited with the United Nations secretary-general as required by the Rome Statute.
He was very clear in his policy that the states which will accede to Pakistan, those will be given choice to decide about terms of accession and the method of governance.
Thirty-four governments made pledges to accede in 2011 and 40 per cent of those will have so far been implemented.
Concurrently, the AfDB is seeing to it that the Gulf countries grant their guarantee to Tunisia to help it accede to the Bank's loans, according to Trifa, "it is the first time with countries as Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates which have already agreed to the proposition in principle, but demand in exchange, that this operation will be based on the win-win principle, requiring that Tunisia offers advantages to their investors."
9 (Petra) - The Arab Group at the United Nations stressed the importance of Israel to accede to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).
Bulgaria and Moldova have become the latest states to accede to the international conventions on statelessness, the United Nations Refugee Agency UNHCR announced.
31 January 2011 - UK-based biopharmaceutical company Antisoma plc (LSE: ASM; USOTC: ATSMY) announced today that the ACCEDE Phase III trial of AS1413 (amonafide) in secondary acute myeloid leukemia (secondary AML) did not meet its primary endpoint.
Turkey will also likely accede to the treaty later this year.
Estonia also has yet to accede to one of the protocols.
The European Commission sent a reasoned opinion to the Czech Republic on 31 January for its failure to accede to the 1977 agreement between Euratom, its non-nuclear weapon member states and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) regarding the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (78/164/Euratom).
Her only motive was a sense of duty, for as a wife she believed herself bound to accede to her husband's wishes." Black women had no such choices, being bound to their owners in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Virginia, or South Carolina.