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American English: /ækˈsɛʃən/
British English: /əkˈsɛʃ(ə)n/

Translation of accession in Spanish:


  • 1 uncountable (to position, office)accession (to something)on his accession to manhood [formal]
    al llegar a la mayoría de edad
    on the accession of Prince Rupert
    al subir al trono el príncipe Rupert
    the accession of new members to the EU
    el ingreso de nuevos miembros a la UE
    since the accession of the new chairman
    desde que asumió sus funciones el nuevo presidente
    (before noun) accession countries (for the EU)
    Example sentences
    • But Preston has been named as one of the nation's ‘Golden Cities’ to mark the 50th anniversary of the Queen's accession to the throne.
    • The Queen yesterday marked the 50th anniversary of her father's death - and of her accession to the throne - with a poignant visit to a cancer unit.
    • Albert's accession to the throne is a two-step event, with another ceremony expected to draw heads of state on November 19.
  • 2 uncountable and countable (acquisition)
    Example sentences
    • Twelve of these accessions were taken from collections of J. Bergelson and R. Mauricio.
    • All the accessions were collected from various regions of the Middle East.
    • To mark the occasion the museum's curators organized an exhibition featuring objects from the permanent collection, almost all of which were recent accessions specifically donated to celebrate the new building.
  • 3 uncountable (agreement) [formal]accession (to something)their accession to the treaty
    su adhesión al tratado
    his accession to our demands
    su aceptación de nuestras demandas
    Example sentences
    • It is in this context that the Russian side raises the question of linking NATO membership for certain states to their accession to the Agreement on Adaptation of the CFE Treaty.
    • Goff said accession to the treaty ‘signals that New Zealand is committed to closer engagement with ASEAN, and with Asia more generally.’
    • It said the two sides agreed to hold the signing ceremony for China's accession to the treaty at a meeting between Chinese and ASEAN leaders slated for October on the Indonesian resort island of Bali.
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