from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To surrender possession of, especially by treaty. See Synonyms at relinquish.
- transitive v. To yield; grant: The debater refused to cede the point to her opponent.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To give up, give way, give away.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To yield or surrender; to give up; to resign.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To yield; give way; submit.
- To pass; be transferred; lapse.
- To yield or formally resign and surrender to another; relinquish and transfer; give up; make over: as, to cede a fortress, province, or country by treaty.
- To yield; grant. [Rare.]
- To transfer, deliver, convey, grant.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. relinquish possession or control over
- v. give over; surrender or relinquish to the physical control of another
A rift is spreading through the Czech beer industry as a number of smaller breweries cede from the Czech Beer and Malt Association with complaints that aggressive advertising from larger international brewery conglomerates has become detrimental to the international reputation of
McGee won the bee after correctly spelling "cede" - meaning to give over, surrender or relinquish to the physical control of another - and "epigamic" - meaning attractive to the opposite sex.
Romney can't "cede" Massachusetts, because it ceased being his long ago ..
When we "cede" authority to anyone, they are certain to make mistakes and/or consciously or unconsciously use their power to promote special interests.
It is good; but fancy not being able to take a walk, and observe the primroses by the river's brim, without being bound in honour to observe likewise whether the lady by your side was ready to "cede" or not!
It says the Ministry of Indigenisation and Empowerment recently said amendments would result in the term "cede" being replaced by "dispose" and allow for community ownership trusts.
However, there is no indication that the Obama administration would ultimately be willing to "cede" Lebanon to Syria in order to seal a deal.
Doesn’t this comment really kind of cede that it’s all about sex, and not about the personhood of the fetus?
A week ago, Frank and Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, introduced a bill to remove marijuana from the list of federally controlled substances and cede to the states enforcement of laws governing pot.
Mr. Gadhafi has run Libya for 42 years, but is being pressured to cede power by rebels who rose up against his rule and by a NATO-led bombing campaign.