Root Word of the Day: ACCEDE

accede (verb) – to give one’s consent; to agree; to attain a title or position
BREAKDOWN: AC- (to) + CED- (yield)
accession is the attainment of rank; an acquisition of additional property; the act of assenting or agreeing
accession also means to acquire a book or a work of art for a collection
deaccession means to sell a work of art from a collection


This word is built on the root CED-, which means to go, to yield, or to withdraw.
Common CED- words include concede, exceed, procedure, recede, and succeed.
More esoteric CED- words include decedent and procedural.

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