cede cede  /ˈsid/


  1. (v) give over; surrender or relinquish to the physical control of another
  2. (v) relinquish possession or control over


  1. Most in the company wanted to cede the battlefield, but Kutaragi believed Sony could go it alone; he led an in-house splinter cell that developed a new game console from scratch.
  2. Then they cede control to the feds--but not entirely.
  3. Advocates a reduction of Israel's Arab population by redrawing borders along Palestinian-controlled areas to cede select towns to the Palestinian Authority.


  1. North Carolina protesters look forward and reach back to faith

    Lawmakers’ mocking objections to ‘Moron Monday’ and trouble-making ‘outsiders’ cede the moral high ground -- and both ignore and repeat the past.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Washington Post

  2. 2013 NBA Finals: San Antonio throttles Miami, 113-77, takes 2-1 series lead

    San Antonio’s Big 3 cede the spotlight to a secondary three as the Spurs eviscerate Miami to take a 2-1 series lead.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Washington Post

  3. ICE chief ready to cede NYSE market share in bid to end rebates

    By John McCrank NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York Stock Exchange may cede some of its share in U.S. stocks in an effort to end large trading incentives after NYSE Euronext's $8.2 billion sale to IntercontinentalExchange goes through, ICE's chief executive said on Friday. Jeff Sprecher has been critical of the practice by U.S. stock exchanges of giving large rebates on trading fees to attract ...
    on June 8, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News


  1. "First, the time is right because Palestinians and Israelis have leaders who are determined to achieve peace," Bush said. "Second, the time is right because a battle is under way for the future of the Middle East and we must not cede victory...
    on Nov 27, 2007 By: President Bush Source: Guardian Unlimited

  2. "This is the dawn of a new party," Steele said at a press conference following his victory. "There is not one inch of ground we're going to cede to anybody."
    on Jan 30, 2009 By: Michael Steele Source: Politico

  3. "We have both fought hard throughout the country, both of us, for delegates and the fact that we're willing to essentially cede her delegates we do not think is an insignificant gesture on our part," Obama campaign manager David Plouffe said....
    on May 31, 2006 By: David Plouffe Source: 940 News

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