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

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]

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Word Origin & History

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
Every one of them eventually ceded the stage to the lesser-knowns.
As a result, they've long ceded many of their best writers and editors to publishing or magazines.
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.
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