Cede Definition

ceded, cedes, ceding
ceded, cedes, ceding
To surrender possession of, especially by treaty.
American Heritage
To give up one's rights in; surrender formally.
Webster's New World
To transfer the title or ownership of.
Webster's New World
To yield; grant.
The debater refused to cede the point to her opponent.
American Heritage
To assign; give up; relinquish; surrender; transfer; yield.
Webster's New World Law

Origin of Cede

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

    From Wiktionary

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

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

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