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Definition of "cede" []

  • To surrender possession of, especially by treaty. See Synonyms at relinquish. (verb-transitive)
  • To yield; grant: The debater refused to cede the point to her opponent. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cede" in a sentence
  • "A rift is spreading through the Czech beer industry as a number of smaller breweries cede from the Czech Beer and Malt Association with complaints that aggressive advertising from larger international brewery conglomerates has become detrimental to the international reputation of"
  • "McGee won the bee after correctly spelling "cede" - meaning to give over, surrender or relinquish to the physical control of another - and "epigamic" - meaning attractive to the opposite sex."
  • "Romney can't "cede" Massachusetts, because it ceased being his long ago .."