cede

[seed]
verb (used with object), ceded, ceding.
to yield or formally surrender to another: to cede territory.

Origin:
1625–35; < Latin cēdere to go, yield

ceder, noun
unceded, adjective

cede, concede, secede, seed.


relinquish, abandon; grant, transfer, convey.
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cede (siːd)
 
vb (when intr, often foll by to)
1.  to transfer, make over, or surrender (something, esp territory or legal rights): the lands were ceded by treaty
2.  (tr) to allow or concede (a point in an argument, etc)
 
[C17: from Latin cēdere to yield, give way]
 
'ceder
 
n

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cede
1633, from L. cedere "to yield," originally "to go, leave," from PIE base *ked- "to go, yield" (cf. Skt. a-sad- "to go, approach;" Avestan apa-had- "turn aside, step aside;" Gk. hodos "way," hodites "wanderer, wayfarer;" O.C.S. chodu "a walking, going," choditi "to go").
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Example sentences
Lore has it that its unusual location was chosen by citizens frustrated by the
  powerful bishopric's reluctance to cede them land.
Or they could simply refuse to cede control for cash at all, rejecting the
  program entirely.
He has said that he is not prepared to cede any sovereignty to the centre.
Now he used his seniority to urge the junior co-pilot to cede the right seat
  ahead of the scheduled crew change.
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