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CEDE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does cede mean? 

CEDE (verb)
  The verb CEDE has 2 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: CEDE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CEDE (verb)


Sense 1cede [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Give over; surrender or relinquish to the physical control of another

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

cede; concede; yield; grant

Hypernyms (to "cede" is one way to...):

give (transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Sense 2cede [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Relinquish possession or control over

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

cede; surrender; give up; deliver

Context example:

The squatters had to surrender the building after the police moved in

Hypernyms (to "cede" is one way to...):

gift; give; present (give as a present; make a gift of)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "cede"):

yield up (surrender, as a result of pressure or force)

sell (give up for a price or reward)

sign away; sign over (formally assign ownership of)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s something to somebody


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