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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To surrender possession of, especially by treaty.

Usage examples (34)
  • They had to cede possession of the land after they lost the battle.
  • Romney can't "cede" Massachusetts, because it ceased being his long ago ..
  • However, there is no indication that the Obama administration would ultimately be willing to "cede" Lebanon to Syria in order to seal a deal.
  • Are you willing to cede a lot of your power to her? for more
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  • After much argument, he decided to "cede" (to yield) that it was okay to "seed" (to place chemicals in clouds to cause rain) the clouds as a way to end a drought.
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