Definitions for: Cede


[v] relinquish possession or control over; "The squatters had to surrender the building after the police moved in"
[v] give over; surrender or relinquish to the physical control of another



Webster (1913) Definition: Cede, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ceded; p. pr. & vb. n.
Ceding.] [L. cedere to withdraw, yield; akin to cadere to
fall, and to E. chance; cf. F. c['e]der.]
To yield or surrender; to give up; to resign; as, to cede a
fortress, a province, or country, to another nation, by
treaty.

The people must cede to the government some of their
natural rights. --Jay.

Synonyms: concede, deliver, give up, grant, surrender, yield

See Also: gift, give, present, sell, sign away, sign over, yield up

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