verb (used with object)
to yield or formally surrender to another:
to cede territory.
to go, yield
Can be confused
relinquish, abandon; grant, transfer, convey.
often foll by
to transfer, make over, or surrender (something, esp territory or legal rights):
the lands were ceded by treaty
) to allow or concede (a point in an argument, etc)
[C17: from Latin
to yield, give way]
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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.
Another view is that people will gladly cede some of their privacy for the chance to beat a traffic jam.
But within the privacy of the prisons they had to cede ground.
Trio was willing to cede complete control of the network.
She didn't even cede ground to her husband's evangelical supporters.
Investors who seek long-term gains may be happy to cede control if they think the boss is a genius.
Both bubbles of optimism burst because the junta was unwilling to cede any real power.
The dollar should cede ground to other reserve currencies times.
Over time the problems of succession and attracting outside capital will eventually cause families to cede control.
Extending such practices would not be easy: politicians would naturally be reluctant to cede power.
One explanation that can be excluded, however, is a sincere offer by the generals to cede absolute control.
They are scrupulously polite articles, but they cede to demagoguery even as they avoid it in their own writing.
Amidst the confusion, patients often cede decisions to their providers.
The insurer must pay a reinsurance premium to the pool for those groups or individuals they choose to cede to the pool.
Over the next few years virtually every original county would cede some land to create a new county.
Speakers will not be allowed to cede time to other speakers.
Speakers will not be allowed to cede time to another speaker.
In order to maintain order and security, the people have to cede some of their freedoms to the government.