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cede

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verb, \ˈsēd\

Simple Definition of cede

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of cede

cededceding

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to yield or grant typically by treaty

  3. 2 :  assign, transfer

ceder noun

Examples of cede in a sentence

  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


CEDE Defined for Kids

cede

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verb \ˈsēd\

Definition of cede for Students

cededceding

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




Law Dictionary

cede

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transitive verb \ˈsēd\

Legal Definition of cede

cededceding

  1. 1 :  to yield or grant usually by treaty

  2. 2 :  assign, transfer

  3. 3 :  to transfer (all or part of one's liability as an insurer under an insurance policy) by reinsurance to another insurer





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