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Accede vs. Succeed — What's the Difference?

Accede vs. Succeed — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Accede and Succeed

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Accede

Agree to a demand, request, or treaty
The authorities did not accede to the strikers' demands
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Succeed

To come next in time or order
She fell sick, and what succeeded was an outpouring of concern from her fans.
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Accede

Assume an office or position
Elizabeth I acceded to the throne in 1558
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Succeed

To replace another in office or position
The prince succeeded to the throne.
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Accede

To give one's consent, often at the insistence of another
Accede to a demand.
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Succeed

To accomplish something desired or intended
"Success is counted sweetest / By those who ne'er succeed" (Emily Dickinson).
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Accede

To arrive at or come into an office or dignity
Accede to the throne.
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Succeed

(Obsolete) To pass to a person by way of inheritance.
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Accede

To become a party to an agreement or treaty.
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Succeed

To come after (something) in time or order; follow
Winter succeeds autumn.
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Accede

To approach; to arrive, to come forward.
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Succeed

To come after and take the place of
The heir succeeded the king.
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Accede

To give one's adhesion; to join up with (a group, etc.); to become part of.
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Succeed

(transitive) To follow something in sequence or time.
Autumn succeeds summer.
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Accede

(intransitive) To agree or assent to a proposal or a view; to give way.
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Succeed

(transitive) To replace or supplant someone in order vis-à-vis an office, position, or title.
The king's eldest son succeeds his father on the throne.
After a contentious election, Jones succeeded Smith as president of the republic.
Take the place of
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Accede

(intransitive) To come to an office, state or dignity; to attain, assume (a position).
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Succeed

(intransitive) To come after or follow; to be subsequent or consequent; often with to.
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Accede

(intransitive) To become a party to an agreement or a treaty.
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Succeed

(intransitive) To come in the place of another person, thing, or event; to come next in the usual, natural, or prescribed course of things; to follow; hence, to come next in the possession of anything; often with to.
Following the death of his mother, he succeeded to the throne.
So, if the issue of the elder son succeed before the younger, the crown (or: property) falls to me.
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Accede

To approach; to come forward; - opposed to recede.
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Succeed

(intransitive) To ascend the throne after the removal or death of the occupant.
Princess Buttercup succeeded to the throne as queen after King Willoughby died.
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Accede

To enter upon an office or dignity; to attain.
Edward IV., who had acceded to the throne in the year 1461.
If Frederick had acceded to the supreme power.
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Succeed

(intransitive) To prevail in obtaining an intended objective or accomplishment; to prosper as a result or conclusion of a particular effort.
The persecution of any righteous practice has never succeeded in the face of history; in fact, it can expedite the collapse of the persecutory regime.
She succeeded in her efforts to repair the tank.
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Accede

To become a party by associating one's self with others; to give one's adhesion. Hence, to agree or assent to a proposal or a view; as, he acceded to my request.
The treaty of Hanover in 1725 . . . to which the Dutch afterwards acceded.
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Succeed

(intransitive) To prosper or attain success and beneficial results in general.
Voted most likely to succeed
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Accede

Submit or yield to another's wish or opinion;
The government bowed to the military pressure
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Succeed

To turn out, fare, do (well or ill).
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Accede

Take on duties or office;
Accede to the throne
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Succeed

(transitive) To support; to prosper; to promote or give success to.
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Accede

To agree or express agreement;
The Maestro assented to the request for an encore
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Succeed

(intransitive) To descend, as an estate or an heirloom, in the same family; to devolve; often with to.
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Succeed

To fall heir to; to inherit.
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Succeed

To go down or near with to.
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Succeed

To follow in order; to come next after; hence, to take the place of; as, the king's eldest son succeeds his father on the throne; autumn succeeds summer.
As he saw him nigh succeed.
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Succeed

To fall heir to; to inherit.
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Succeed

To come after; to be subsequent or consequent to; to follow; to pursue.
Destructive effects . . . succeeded the curse.
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Succeed

To support; to prosper; to promote.
Succeed my wish and second my design.
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Succeed

To come in the place of another person, thing, or event; to come next in the usual, natural, or prescribed course of things; to follow; hence, to come next in the possession of anything; - often with to.
If the father left only daughters, they equally succeeded to him in copartnership.
Enjoy till I returnShort pleasures; for long woes are to succeed!
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Succeed

To ascend the throne after the removal the death of the occupant.
No woman shall succeed in Salique land.
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Succeed

To descend, as an estate or an heirloom, in the same family; to devolve.
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Succeed

To obtain the object desired; to accomplish what is attempted or intended; to have a prosperous issue or termination; to be successful; as, he succeeded in his plans; his plans succeeded.
It is almost impossible for poets to succeed without ambition.
Spenser endeavored it in Shepherd's Kalendar; but neither will it succeed in English.
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Succeed

To go under cover.
Will you to the cooler cave succeed!
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Succeed

Attain success or reach a desired goal;
The enterprise succeeded
We succeeded in getting tickets to the show
She struggled to overcome her handicap and won
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Succeed

Be the successor (of);
Carter followed Ford
Will Charles succeed to the throne?
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