Cede - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |siːd|  American pronunciation of the word cede
Brit.  |siːd|  British pronunciation of the word cede


- give over; surrender or relinquish to the physical control of another (syn: concede, grant, yield)
- relinquish possession or control over (syn: deliver, surrender)


Russia ceded Alaska to the U.S. in 1867.

...she reluctantly ceded her position as leader...

Hong Kong was ceded to Britain in 1842.

The island was ceded to the mainland nation by its former owners.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: cede
he/she/it: cedes
present participle: ceding
past tense: ceded
past participle: ceded
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