One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the authorities did not accede to the strikers' demands’
agree to, consent to, accept, assent to, acquiesce in, endorse, comply with, go along with, concur with, allow, recognize, grant, surrender to, yield to, give in to, give way to, defer to
relent, back down
2‘Elizabeth I acceded to the throne in 1558’
succeed to, assume, attain, come to, come into, inherit, take over, be elevated to
3‘Albania acceded to the IMF in 1990’
join, become a member of, become party to, become a party to, sign up to, enrol in
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