verb (used with object), ced·ed, ced·ing.
Origin of cede
Examples from the Web for ceding
Democrats dig in their heels, certain that ceding ground to “the crazies” will set a dangerous precedent of retreat.
And she may be ceding her title as the most powerful woman in tech.
Between 2008 and 2012, the GOP base moved sharply to the right, ceding massive ground to President Obama.
God in Baba Metziah, unimpressed by His own miracles, and ceding authority to the winner of rabbinic debate?In A Very Deep Way: Remembering Rabbi David Hartman|Bernard Avishai|February 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He lost three contests, Colorado, Missouri, and Minnesota, ceding a full news cycle to Rick Santorum, who swept the trio.
The only form in which a cession can be effected is an agreement embodied in a treaty between the ceding and the acquiring State.International Law. A Treatise. Volume I (of 2)|Lassa Francis Oppenheim
Soon after they made peace, ceding Berwick, and promising that their king's eldest son should marry Edward's daughter Cecily.A History of England|Charles Oman
A treaty with Spain ceding back Louisiana to France after forty years.The Crossing|Winston Churchill
The peace treaty provided for the ceding to the Central Powers of the Transcaucasian provinces, already mentioned.
Barbarossa tried to make some compensation, by ceding 117 to Como the castles of Baradello and Olona.The Cathedral Builders|Leader Scott
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."