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  • v  give over; surrender or relinquish to the physical control of another
  • v  relinquish possession or control over

  • Then they cede control to the feds--but not entirely.
  • He had been director of the Central Intelligence Agency for just seven months when the onetime CIA spy had to cede much of his power to the new director of national intelligence .
  • 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.
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  • President Bush in Guardian Unlimited
    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...
  • Michael Steele in Politico
    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."
  • David Plouffe in 940 News
    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....

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