Definition of cede in English:

cede

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • Give up (power or territory)

    ‘they have had to cede control of the schools to the government’
    • ‘They complain of having to cede their disciplinary power over inmates to mental health clinicians.’
    • ‘We are defending the country by ceding our own powers of self-defense to a set of managers external to ourselves.’
    • ‘When Clare joins the revolutionaries, she cedes her grandmother's land to the group, thus relinquishing part of the basis of her privilege.’
    • ‘It is clear, however, that commanders on the ground are reluctant to cede power to a foreign force.’
    • ‘In the eyes of euro-sceptics we have conceded enough power to European institutions already without ceding control of our economy too.’
    • ‘No government cedes its power willingly, so it is likely that Canberra's interference, however purportedly reform-minded the agenda, will continue.’
    • ‘No wars were fought and no territory was ceded in the opening of the country to western influences.’
    • ‘In 1921 the territory was ceded to Poland, of which it continued to form part until 1939.’
    • ‘The cost to them of maintaining their corrupt authoritarian rule and ceding territory to neighbors will be high.’
    • ‘Reluctance on the part of smaller states to cede power to larger ones gained weight with the destruction of the pact.’
    • ‘One challenge is that the courts are being asked to cede some power.’
    • ‘Whether power is ceded formally or not, an elected body will quite properly carry the moral authority to insist on its opinions being listened to.’
    • ‘American mainstream politics and press coverage has ceded the terrain of conviction to the right wing.’
    • ‘If we extend it one more year, they'll have no choice but to cede lands to us in payment.’
    • ‘After some toing and froing, the right of the King to grant Monopolies was ceded to Parliament.’
    • ‘Turkeys never vote for Christmas, and sporting governing bodies never cede power without a fight.’
    • ‘In the case of monetary policy the executive ceded power to the Bank, in matters of military policy it should cede power to parliament.’
    • ‘Leave aside the implications for self-government of effectively ceding such powers to Brussels.’
    • ‘However, even this is proving hugely controversial with many reluctant to cede power to a centralised Pacific body.’
    • ‘Remember that you're not looking for someone to whom you'll cede decision-making power.’
    surrender, concede, relinquish, yield, part with, give up
    hand over, deliver up, turn over, give over, make over, transfer, bequeath, grant, remit, renounce, resign, abandon, forgo, sacrifice, waive
    forsake
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Origin

Early 16th century: from French céder or Latin cedere to yield.

Pronunciation:

cede

/sēd/