Definition of 'cede'
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It comes after weeks of speculation that he was preparing to cede power to his son. Times, Sunday Times (2013)To broaden democratic accountability he urges Westminster to cede real powers to elected mayors in big cities and smaller towns too. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Have we ceded too much power to the EU? Times, Sunday Times (2016)Again, it seemed as though the visitors would seize the day and Norwich began to cede territory. Times, Sunday Times (2014)To ensure countries are held responsible, he again called for national governments to cede some powers to Brussels. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Perhaps the hardest question for the team is how much power to cede to China in the search for solutions - and money. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It provides for an automatic national vote should any UK government agree to cede further power to the Union. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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Translations for 'cede'
British English: cede VERB
If someone in a position of authority cedes land or power to someone else, they let them have the land or power, often as a result of military or political pressure.
He is moving into semi-retirement, ceding control to his son.
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