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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.

Full Definition of cede

ced·edced·ing

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

  3. 2 :  assign, transfer

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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