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English definition of “cede”


verb [T]     /siːd/ formal
to give something such as control , power , or a right to someone else , especially unwillingly : She says that she is finally learning to delegate , though she's still reluctant to cede control .cede sth to sb The United States has already ceded its dominance of mass production manufacturing to low-wage countries .
(Definition of cede verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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