verb \ˈsēd\

: to give control of (something) to another person, group, government, etc.


Full Definition of CEDE

transitive verb
:  to yield or grant typically by treaty
ced·er noun

Examples of CEDE

  1. Russia ceded Alaska to the U.S. in 1867.
  2. <she reluctantly ceded her position as leader>

Origin of CEDE

French or Latin; French céder, from Latin cedere to go, withdraw, yield
First Known Use: 1749

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CEDED Defined for Kids


verb \ˈsēd\

Definition of CEDE for Kids

:  to give up especially by treaty <The land was ceded to another country.>


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