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.
[French céder, from Old French, from Latin cēdere; see ked- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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