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Difference Between Accede and Exceed

Homophones are the words having similar spelling (or) pronunciation but with different meanings.


Here, Accede and Exceed form a pair of Homophones. Let’s move on to find out the difference between the two.

What does accede mean?

▪ to accept; to give consent or approval

  1. India had little choice but to accede the requests.
  2. We often accede to bribe the authorities.
  3. The radical group must accede to the terms of the Government.

▪ to succeed; to assume an office/title

  1. Children must accede their Father in knowledge and experience.
  2. The throne is waiting to be acceded by the Prince

What does exceed mean?

▪ to go beyond a certain limit

  1. Working hours must not exceed 40 hours a week.
  2. It is dangerous to exceed the normal dose of covid vaccine.

What’s the difference?

  1. Pronunciation of Accede: ak-seed
    Pronunciation of Exceed: ek-seed
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