[ 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 cedeceder, nounun·ced·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for cede
/ (siːd) /
(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 cedeceder, noun
Word Origin for cede
C17: from Latin cēdere to yield, give way
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