verb (used with object), ced·ed, ced·ing.
Origin of cede
Examples from the Web for cede
The Red Devils, to their credit, stayed resilient, but Argentina, now ahead, was determined not to cede an inch.Costa Rica vs. the Netherlands: A Tale of Two Goalies|Tunku Varadarajan|July 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This king chose to disappear in the mountains permanently rather than cede to a colonial power.
There was a tendency to cede too much of our democracy to these leaders, elected or not, and trust them to do the right thing.Mad, Bad, and Dangerous to Live In: Kevin Baker’s New York|Allen Barra|September 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
We cannot cede to other nations the technology that will power new jobs and new industries – we must claim its promise.
And if they don't act quickly, they might cede this ground to the Democrats for the next generation.
He agreed to pay a large money indemnity and to cede Hong Kong absolutely.A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year|Edwin Emerson
And North Carolina was expected to cede hers, which she did do, in April, 1790.
He was secretly proposing to cede the Gothic kingdom of Italy to Justinian for a pension of 1200 pounds of gold.The Formation of Christendom, Volume VI|Thomas W. (Thomas William) Allies
But the "most gentle and good" Desiderius strayed from the right way, and did not cede the promised cities.A Short History of Italy|Henry Dwight Sedgwick
If I believed you I should cede to the enemy more than he demands.
British Dictionary definitions for cede
Word Origin for cede
Word Origin and History for cede
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."