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yield or formally surrender to another: cede territory
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seed – the ovule of a flowering plant; germ or propagative part of anything: seed of a rebellion
tr.v. ced·ed, ced·ing, cedes
1. To surrender possession of, especially by treaty. See Synonyms at relinquish.
2. To yield; grant: The debater refused to cede the point to her opponent.
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (when: intr, often foll by to) to transfer, make over, or surrender (something, esp territory or legal rights): the lands were ceded by treaty.
2. (tr) to allow or concede (a point in an argument, etc)
[C17: from Latin cēdere to yield, give way]
v.t. ced•ed, ced•ing.
1. to yield or formally surrender to another: to cede territory.
2. to grant or transfer, as by a will.
[1625–35; < Latin cēdere to go, yield]
See also related terms for withdraw.
Past participle: ceded
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|Verb||1.||cede - give over; surrender or relinquish to the physical control of another|
give - transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody; "I gave her my money"; "can you give me lessons?"; "She gave the children lots of love and tender loving care"
|2.||cede - relinquish possession or control over; "The squatters had to surrender the building after the police moved in"|
yield up - surrender, as a result of pressure or force
sell - give up for a price or reward; "She sold her principles for a successful career"
1. To give up a possession, claim, or right: