Hypertext Webster Gateway: "cede"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Cede \Cede\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Ceded}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Ceding}.] [L. cedere to withdraw, yield; akin to cadere to
fall, and to E. chance; cf. F. c['e]der.]
To yield or surrender; to give up; to resign; as, to cede a
fortress, a province, or country, to another nation, by

The people must cede to the government some of their
natural rights. --Jay.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

v 1: give over; surrender or relinquish to the physical control
of another [syn: {concede}, {yield}, {grant}]
2: relinquish possession or control over; "The squatters had to
surrender the building after the police moved in" [syn: {surrender},
{deliver}, {give up}]

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