- Give up (power or territory): they have had to cede control of the schools to the governmentMore example sentences
- We are defending the country by ceding our own powers of self-defense to a set of managers external to ourselves.
- Leave aside the implications for self-government of effectively ceding such powers to Brussels.
- No government cedes its power willingly, so it is likely that Canberra's interference, however purportedly reform-minded the agenda, will continue.
early 16th century: from French céder or Latin cedere 'to yield'.