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Definition 1: the act of attaining or gaining access to a new office or right or position (especially the throne) - [noun denoting act]

Samples where accession or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Elizabeth's accession in 1558

Synonyms for accession in the sense of this definition

(accession is a kind of ...) the act of achieving an aim

"the attainment of independence"

Definition 2: the right to enter - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for accession in the sense of this definition

(accession is a kind of ...) an abstract idea of that which is due to a person or governmental body by law or tradition or nature

"they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights" "Certain rights can never be granted to the government but must be kept in the hands of the people" "a right is not something that somebody gives you; it is something that nobody can take away"

(... is a kind of accession ) anything providing a means of access (or escape)

"we closed the door to Haitian immigrants" "education is the door to success"

Definition 3: agreeing with or consenting to (often unwillingly) - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where accession or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • accession to such demands would set a dangerous precedent
  • assenting to the Congressional determination

Synonyms for accession in the sense of this definition

(accession is a kind of ...) the verbal act of agreeing

Definition 4: something added to what you already have - [noun denoting possession]

Samples where accession or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the librarian shelved the new accessions
  • he was a new addition to the staff

Synonyms for accession in the sense of this definition

(accession is a kind of ...) something acquired

"a recent acquisition by the museum"

Definition 5: (civil law) the right to all of that which your property produces whether by growth or improvement - [noun denoting possession]

(accession is a kind of ...) the legal right of ownership

(accession belongs to category ...) the body of laws established by a state or nation for its own regulation

Definition 6: a process of increasing by addition (as to a collection or group) - [noun denoting process]

Samples where accession or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the art collection grew through accession

(accession is a kind of ...) a process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important

"the increase in unemployment" "the growth of population"

Definition 7: make a record of additions to a collection, such as a library - [verb of communication]

(accession is a kind of ...) make a record of; set down in permanent form

(accession belongs to category ...) the act of making a record (especially an audio record)

"she watched the recording from a sound-proof booth"

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