We cannot cede to other nations the technology that will power new jobs and new industries – we must claim its promise.
At the same time, they are understandably unwilling to leave Iran or cede leadership to opposition figures abroad.
Gun lovers, though, were pushing the NRA not to cede any ground.
The Red Devils, to their credit, stayed resilient, but Argentina, now ahead, was determined not to cede an inch.
Men in uniform proved unwilling to cede real power to civilians.
I will cede to you the palace of the Tuilleries: I seldom occupy it.
We will cede the point, for it amounts to an admission that he knows nothing.
Mankoroane, to protect himself, offered to cede his country to the Cape Colony, which point-blank refused it.
I can scarcely say that I cede it to them, for it is not yet in our possession.
But the "most gentle and good" Desiderius strayed from the right way, and did not cede the promised cities.
1630s, from French céder or directly from Latin cedere "to yield, give place; to give up some right or property," originally "to go from, proceed, leave," from Proto-Italic *kesd-o- "to go away, avoid," from PIE root *ked- "to go, yield" (cf. Sanskrit sedhati "to drive; chase away;" Avestan apa-had- "turn aside, step aside;" Greek hodos "way," hodites "wanderer, wayfarer;" Old Church Slavonic chodu "a walking, going," choditi "to go"). Related: Ceded; ceding. The sense evolution in Latin is via the notion of "to go away, withdraw, give ground."