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Meaning of “cede” in the English Dictionary

"cede" in American English

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cedeverb [T]

 us   /sid/ fml
to give ​control or ​possession of something, esp. ​land to someone ​else, often ​unwillingly or because ​forced to do so: New Orleans was ceded to Spain in 1763.
(Definition of cede from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"cede" in Business English

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cedeverb [T]

uk   us   /siːd/ formal
to give something such as ​control, ​power, or a ​right to someone else, especially unwillingly: She says that she is ​finallylearning to ​delegate, though she's still reluctant to cede ​control.cede sth to sb The United ​States has already ceded its ​dominance of ​massproductionmanufacturing to low-wage countries.
(Definition of cede from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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