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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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Even though the reigning monarch has a 17-year-old daughter, Princess Aiko, traditional imperial rules bar her from acceding to the throne after her father's reign.
The Meeting held here on Friday with Senator Islamuddin Sheikh in the chair showed concerns about disparity in amount paid to ex-rulers of merged/ acceding states and their dependents and said that dependents of Kalat Dir and Makran are getting very meagre amount while big amount is being paid Amir of Bahawalpur and Ex-Mir of Khairpur and others which is unfair and unjust.
To minimise these pressures, the EEA stressed that acceding countries need to use the right combination of environmental instruments available under the EU's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).
The current relations between New Zealand and the eight Eastern European acceding countries to the European Union are hardly better that at the time of 'mutual ignorance' (1945-89) when the Iron Curtain divided Europe (and the world) into two separate political and economic blocs.
The costs of participation in the EMU depend to a certain extent on the similarity between business cycles in the euro area and acceding countries.
The ongoing price liberalization and deregulation and the Balassa-Samuelson effect will contribute to inflation differentials between the current euro-area member states and the acceding countries.
'Botswana is setting a good example by acceding to APRM.
Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today Malaysia will thoroughly evaluate the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) before acceding to pre-empt possible misgivings from Malaysians.
Ilyas Bilour also opposed the idea to pay amount to rulers of acceding states and said that if government wants to give financial assistance to the rulers then there must be some fixed criteria and payment should not be on like or dislike basis.
Indeed, much of the detail regarding the application and implementation of the laws in the Acceding Countries (e.g., detailed reporting requirements) remains unclear even after the accession announcement.
''ASEAN countries would like to call upon Australia and New Zealand to seriously consider acceding to the Treaty.