Definition of cede verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

cede

 verb
verb
NAmE//sid//
 
cede something (to somebody)(formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they cede
 
he / she / it cedes
 
past simple ceded
 
-ing form ceding
 
 
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to give someone control of something or give them power, a right, etc., especially unwillingly Cuba was ceded by Spain to the U.S. in 1898. see also cession
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