to yield or formally surrender to another: to cede territory.
- ced·er, noun
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How to use cede in a sentence
Brian Jones said he wants to see the Legislature play a larger role on some of the biggest issues facing Californians, rather than ceding them to the governor.Sacramento Report: Shutdowns Loom as the Legislature Returns | Sara Libby | December 4, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
As for those intent on condemning any art placed on public lands, the biggest fish to fry is Mount Rushmore, carved into sacred Lakota lands that were ceded by treaty to the tribe, then stolen by the United States.
They also retain less equity in their companies, thus ceding more control to the investors who have the power to fire or protect them.Female founders under fire: Are women in the startup world being unfairly targeted? | Maria Aspan | December 3, 2020 | Fortune
Hope Village, which critics had long said offered substandard care, fought a months-long legal battle to win back the contract, but it folded in April in the early weeks of the coronavirus pandemic, ceding the field to Core.Proposed historic designation for ‘forgotten’ D.C. slaughterhouse may block new halfway house | Justin Wm. Moyer | December 2, 2020 | Washington Post
At the same time, Washington’s shuttered businesses have ceded customers to their Idaho competitors.States With Few Coronavirus Restrictions Are Spreading the Virus Beyond Their Borders | by David Armstrong | December 1, 2020 | ProPublica
Democrats dig in their heels, certain that ceding ground to “the crazies” will set a dangerous precedent of retreat.
However, Don ends up ceding the LA office to Ted, leaving his marriage in a desperate state of disrepair.Every Woman Don Draper’s Hooked Up With on ‘Mad Men’ | Amy Zimmerman | April 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Luckily, Gainsbourg had no problem ceding control to von Trier.Charlotte Gainsbourg’s Raw Performance in ‘Nymphomaniac’ Is Not About the Sex | Jimmy So | March 21, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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.
Since cession is a bilateral transaction, it has two subjects—namely, the ceding and the acquiring State.International Law. A Treatise. Volume I (of 2) | Lassa Francis Oppenheim
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
The question of ceding the territories to the General Government was set on foot.The Papers And Writings Of Abraham Lincoln, Volume Two | Abraham Lincoln
The items were the ceding of Hong-Kong to the victor, the opening of five ports to the trade and residence of the British.Four Young Explorers | Oliver Optic
The greatest possible or conceivable would arise from ceding to parliament power over us, without a representation in it.Novanglus, and Massachusettensis | John Adams
British Dictionary definitions for cede
(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)
- ceder, noun
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