Simple Definition of cede
: to give control of (something) to another person, group, government, etc.
Examples of cede in a sentence
Russia ceded Alaska to the U.S. in 1867.
<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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Definition of cede for Students
: to give up especially by treaty <The land was ceded to another country.>
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