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
Even in the earlier battle for East Mosul, IS fighters ceded one neighbourhood after another, and retreated west over the Tigris and onto Syria.
The latent Humberts among us might like those budding hard bodies on the tube, but there seems to be a cost in ceding the cultural landscape to the wrinkle-free.
Sansa seemed slightly uncomfortable with ceding all the power to Jon in the finale, a feeling that Littlefinger will no doubt attempt to nurture in coming episodes.
Building a PC box risked ceding the console market — which researcher Newzoo pegs at $34 billion this year — to Sony.
Unlike Nadal's straightforward sprint past Thiem, Wawrinka's marathon against Murray wound its way through spots in which one player, then the other, appeared to wrest control, then cede it.
Our government ceded moral, ethical, economic, and political leadership to other, more enlightened countries.
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.
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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: 1749See Words from the same year
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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