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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
Cede is derived from the Latin word cēdere meaning "to go, yield." It entered English in the 1620s.