verb (used with object), ced·ed, ced·ing.
Origin of cede
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|Marlow Stern|November 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Impossible plot machinations have been ceded to Machiavelli and the Italian states.
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|Michael Daly|November 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
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|DAILY BEAST
But in the Syrian civil war, it is the regime that has ceded large swaths of land.Syria: Would a No-Fly Zone Help the Rebels Oust Assad?|Barak Barfi|September 11, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Warsaw, capital of the Duchy of the same name, had been ceded to the Russians in 1815.Memoirs of the Duchesse de Dino v.1/3, 1831-1835|Dorothy Duchesse de Dino
The discovery of gold, before the country was ceded by Mexico, had brought in crowds of settlers, but scarcely any slaves.Liberty In The Nineteenth Century|Frederic May Holland
The discussion as to what California ceded to the United States.
It is a dream—the Danish idea that we shall give up what we have taken or, rather, what has been ceded to us.'Ten Years Near the German Frontier|Maurice Francis Egan
To take from the natives of this ceded country no occupied or cultivated lands, except by mutual agreement.Stanley in Africa|James P. Boyd