- to yield or formally surrender to another: to cede territory.
Origin of cede
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Examples from the Web for ceded
He later apologized for the error, and ceded control of his Twitter handle to his company, Katalyst Media (although not for long).Ashton Kutcher’s History of Idiocy: Ubergate, Brownface, Joe Paterno, and More
November 20, 2014
Impossible plot machinations have been ceded to Machiavelli and the Italian states.A Fantasy Titan Invades the YA Kingdom
July 18, 2014
The left has been ceded a monopoly on caring about black people, and monopolies are dangerous.When America Said "No" to the War on Segregation
February 4, 2014
A bloody conflict ended in a cease-fire that ceded to the militants the right to institute Sharia law in the Swat area.Who Is Fazlullah? The Pakistani Mullah Who Targeted Malala
November 9, 2013
For years after that, he claimed to have ceded control of his company, even as it hired his deputy mayors and political allies.What Conflict of Interest? Michael Bloomberg Eyes the ‘Financial Times.’
Michael Moynihan, Harry Siegel
December 11, 2012
For this additional consideration the Cherokees release all right to the ceded land, forever.
And ceded on no consideration, for the most part, but that of the general good of the whole.
Mexico ceded to the United States under this agreement the area of an empire!Mexico
Charles Reginald Enock
Ceded to Great Britain in 1815 and given by her in 1864 to Greece.Victorian Worthies
George Henry Blore
Trieste and certain portions of the Adriatic seaboard to be ceded to Italy.The Devil's Paw
E. Phillips Oppenheim
- (when intr, often foll by to) to transfer, make over, or surrender (something, esp territory or legal rights)the lands were ceded by treaty
- (tr) to allow or concede (a point in an argument, etc)
Word Origin and History for ceded
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."