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Sunday, January 05, 2014

Definitions for cede

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

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Citations for cede
There are those who have accused me of being broken by the mistakes I've made in my life, crippled to the point where I would rather cede power than wield it. Nick Sagan, Everfree, 2006
I gather I'm supposed to cede her points for those resumés, but I'm bored of this game we're playing for I know not what prize or reason. Kim Moritsugu, The Restoration of Emily, 2006
Origin of cede
1625-1635
Cede is derived from the Latin word cēdere meaning "to go, yield." It entered English in the 1620s.