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Accede vs Concede vs Exceed

Accede means to take a position of authority or to yield.

  • He may accede to the throne, but only after taking the oath.
  • I accede to your demands, as long as they are realistic.

Concede means to accept reluctantly.

  • Friends urged the candidate not to concede on election night.

Exceed means to surpass.

  • The product and service exceed our customer’s expectations.