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Accede vs Exceed


If they accede to the arrangement, it should exceed their expectations.
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Accede is assent or agree to a demand, request, or treaty.

Exceed is to be greater in number or size than (a quantity, number, or other measurable thing).

Because of their similar pronunciations, these words are often misused.

Accede sentence examples:

Lyndon B. Johnson acceded to the presidency in 1963 upon the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

The government declined to accede to the demands of the militia.

The company acceded to the increase in salaries and benefits that were demanded by the employees on strike.

Hostage negotiators are trained to never accede to the demands of kidnappers.

Farmers in the Wild West were never given a chance to accede to terms of sale of their land since it was violently overtaken by villains of the time.

During the divorce proceedings, the husband was forced to accede to the terms that would allow his wife to keep the family home.

Although her suitor was very persistent, she would never accede to go on a date with him.

Exceed sentence examples:

The weight of a vehicle crossing the bridge must not exceed two tons.

The tire pressure should not exceed 400 PSI.

The world population has already far exceeded the availability of natural resource demands of planet Earth.

The corporation’s common stock exceeded the performance predictions by Wall Street by over 40%.

The chef was not certain if the number of restaurant patrons would exceed the amount of food he had available for them.

The owner of the boat was fined because the number of his passengers exceeded the number legally allowed.

When she poured the candies in to the bowl, it overflowed because the amount of candy exceeded the volume of the bowl.


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