cede

[ seed ]
/ sid /

verb (used with object), ced·ed, ced·ing.

to yield or formally surrender to another: to cede territory.

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Origin of cede

First recorded in 1625–35, cede is from the Latin word cēdere to go, yield

OTHER WORDS FROM cede

ceder, nounun·ced·ed, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH cede

cede , concede, secede, seed
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British Dictionary definitions for cede

cede
/ (siːd) /

verb

(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)

Derived forms of cede

ceder, noun

Word Origin for cede

C17: from Latin cēdere to yield, give way
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