- to yield or formally surrender to another: to cede territory.
Origin of cede
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The number semeth more here than there, for where all the Mountaynes are replenished with Ceder tres, it is a small matter.The pleasant historie of the conquest of the VVeast India, now called new Spayne
Francisco Lpez de Gmara
The iuste man shall floryshe as the palme tre, and shall be multiplyed as the Ceder tre.A Treatise of Schemes and Tropes
- (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 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."