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cede

verb \ˈsēd\

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

ced·edced·ing

Full Definition of CEDE

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

Other Government and Politics Terms

agent provocateur, agitprop, autarky, cabal, egalitarianism, federalism, hegemony, plenipotentiary, popular sovereignty, socialism

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