Definition of cede verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

cede

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//siːd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//siːd//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they cede
BrE BrE//siːd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//siːd//
 
he / she / it cedes
BrE BrE//siːdz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//siːdz//
 
past simple ceded
BrE BrE//ˈsiːdɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsiːdɪd//
 
past participle ceded
BrE BrE//ˈsiːdɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsiːdɪd//
 
-ing form ceding
BrE BrE//ˈsiːdɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsiːdɪŋ//
 
 
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cede something (to somebody) (formal) to give somebody control of something or give them power, a right, etc., especially unwillingly Cuba was ceded by Spain to the US in 1898. see also cession Word Origin early 16th cent.: from French céder or Latin cedere ‘to yield’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cede