Definition of cede in English:

cede

Line breaks: cede
Pronunciation: /siːd
 
/

verb

[with object]
Give up (power or territory): in 1874, the islands were ceded to Britain
More 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.
Synonyms

Origin

early 16th century: from French céder or Latin cedere 'to yield'.

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