Cede meaning

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To surrender possession of, especially by treaty.
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To cede is to give up or surrender power or territory.

An example of cede is when an army backs up from a territory that they had previously claimed, giving it to the enemy.

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To yield; grant.

The debater refused to cede the point to her opponent.

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To give up one's rights in; surrender formally.
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To transfer the title or ownership of.
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To assign; give up; relinquish; surrender; transfer; yield.
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To give up, give way, give away.

Edward decided to cede the province.

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Origin of cede

  • French céder from Old French from Latin cēdere ked- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Old French ceder, from Latin cedō (“to yield”), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱiesdʰ- (“to drive away; to go away”).

    From Wiktionary