yielded or formally surrendered:The new owners will have total sovereignty over the ceded lands.
the simple past tense and past participle of cede.
- un·ced·ed, adjective
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How to use ceded in a sentence
One is that an ancestral gene ceded its function to a new gene.Scientists Find Vital Genes Evolving in Genome’s Junkyard | Viviane Callier | November 16, 2020 | Quanta Magazine
We also recognize outgoing President Joseph Kabila’s commitment to becoming the first President in DRC history to cede power peacefully through an electoral process.What the State Department says about peaceful transfers of power | Philip Bump | November 10, 2020 | Washington Post
This could be the byproduct of a number of factors — rugby-style kicking, improved hang time and directional punting, among them — and a rise in skill and strategy may have led to returners either not having the opportunity or ceding it.
The additions of Rob Gronkowski and Brown show the Bucs have ceded at least some organizational control to Brady.What to know for NFL Week 9: Tua Tagovailoa arrives, and Tom Brady’s Buccaneers take a beating | Adam Kilgore | November 9, 2020 | Washington Post
When you ban all political advertisers what you’ve done is you have ceded the platform to the largest pages and accounts on that platform.Why the Left Had to Steal the Right’s Dark-Money Playbook (Bonus Episode) | Sudhir Venkatesh | October 31, 2020 | Freakonomics
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
Impossible plot machinations have been ceded to Machiavelli and the Italian states.
The left has been ceded a monopoly on caring about black people, and monopolies are dangerous.
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
As part of that deal, it effectively ceded control to Damascus over as much of Lebanon as it wanted.30 Years After the Beirut Bombing We Have Learned Nothing | Christopher Dickey | October 23, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
It was a direct lie to tell the Austrian commander that an armistice had been arranged and the bridge ceded to the French.Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
The war, conducted by him with so much vigor, terminated in a peace, by which Canada was ceded to England.Select Speeches of Daniel Webster | Daniel Webster
Had the reverse taken place,had the island been ceded to France,let me ask, what would have been the consequence?History of Prince Edward Island | Duncan Campbell
This band formerly owned and ceded the south banks of the Arkansas from its mouth as high as the Canadian fork.The Indian in his Wigwam | Henry R. Schoolcraft
Mexico ceded to the United States under this agreement the area of an empire!Mexico | Charles Reginald Enock