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Definition of cede verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: cede