Examples of cede in a Sentence
Russia ceded Alaska to the U.S. in 1867.
she reluctantly ceded her position as leader
Recent Examples of cede from the Web
The peace accords of 1947 meant ceding about a 10th of its land to the east and paying onerous war reparations by delivering costly industrial goods to its neighbor in the east.
Quitting the Paris climate deal, for example, would cede leadership to China, a mind-boggling development for many veteran American diplomats.
The two giants of the mobile-phone business have ceded market share of late.
But supporters of the agreement warn the United States would, at a minimum, damage its relationship with close allies by bolting and cede more global influence to rivals like China.
Unlike Agassiz, the smallest glacier in the park, named Gem, has not ceded much ground over the past 50 years.
Abbas, whose government pays Israel for the electricity, has stepped up financial pressure on Hamas in recent weeks by threatening to reduce its funding in hopes of forcing his rivals to cede ground.
Fleury, the franchise’s career leader in wins, ceded his net to Matt Murray last year in the playoffs, but hanging on to Fleury proved wise.
Ceding city control over the operation and maintenance of the airport terminal is not something the city is interested in, Schulte said.
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Did You Know?
Cede is often a formal term used in discussing territory and rights, but is also used less formally. So, for example, Spain ceded Puerto Rico to the U.S. in 1898, following the Spanish-American War, and the U.S. ceded control of the Panama Canal to Panama in 1999. Critics warn that we are ceding leadership in alternative-energy technology to China. Citizens of one European country or another are always worrying that their own country is ceding too much power to the European Union. A tennis player doesn't have any choice when she cedes her no. 1 ranking to a rival.
Origin and Etymology of cede
borrowed from French or Latin; French céder, borrowed from Latin cēdere “to go, move away, withdraw, yield,” perhaps, if derived from an originally transitive meaning “drive away,” akin to Sanskrit sedhati “(she/he) chases away,” Avestan siiazdat “will chase away”
First Known Use: 1749
CEDE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of cede for English Language Learners
: to give control of (something) to another person, group, government, etc.
CEDE Defined for Kids
Definition of cede for Students
: to give up especially by treaty The land was ceded to another country.
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