- 1 1.1 (entregar) [derecho] to transfer, assign, cede [formal] [territorio] to cede, transfer cedieron las tierras al Estado they transferred the lands to o made the lands over to o ceded the lands to the State el campeón no quiere ceder su título the champion doesn't want to give up his title cederá la dirección de la empresa a los empleados he will hand over o transfer the running of the company to the employees me cedió el asiento he let me have his seat, he gave up his seat for me palabra, paso1 1.2 [balón/pelota] to pass
- 1 (cejar) to give way manténte firme y no cedas stand your ground and don't give way o give in tuvieron que ceder ante sus amenazas they had to give in to his threats no cedió ni un ápice she didn't give o yield an inch ceder
enalgo to give sth up tuvo que ceder en su empeño she had to give up o abandon the undertaking ceder aalgo to give in tosth no cedió a la tentación she did not give in to o yield to temptation
- 2 2.1 [fiebre] to go down [dolor] to ease, lessen [tormenta] to ease up, abate [viento] to drop, die down, abate [frío] to abate, ease 2.2 [valor/divisa] to ease, drift
- 3 3.1 [muro/puente/cuerda] (romperse, soltarse) to give way las tablas cedieron por el peso the boards gave way under the weight el elástico ya está cediendo the elastic is starting to go o is getting loose 3.2 [cuero/zapatos/muelles] (dar de sí) to give me está un poco estrecho, pero ya cederá it's a bit tight but it'll give
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