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cede

[seed] /sid/
verb (used with object), ceded, ceding.
1.
to yield or formally surrender to another:
to cede territory.
Origin
1625-1635
1625-35; < Latin cēdere to go, yield
Related forms
ceder, noun
unceded, adjective
Can be confused
cede, concede, secede, seed.
Synonyms
relinquish, abandon; grant, transfer, convey.
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  • Every one of them eventually ceded the stage to the lesser-knowns.
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  • We've ceded our public space to the private vehicle, and we're all paying the price.
  • Instead she has ceded the limelight to five on-air deputies, each of whom speaks to and for a specific demographic.
  • Dell has ceded market share rather than engage in price wars that would pinch margins.
  • He had ceded a command which could not now be reclaimed.
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British Dictionary definitions for ceded

cede

/siːd/
verb
1.
when intr, often foll by to. to transfer, make over, or surrender (something, esp territory or legal rights): the lands were ceded by treaty
2.
(transitive) to allow or concede (a point in an argument, etc)
Derived Forms
ceder, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin cēdere to yield, give way
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Word Origin and History for ceded

cede

v.

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."

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