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Definition to relinquish or give something up to another — especially after a contest
  • Democrats should not cede the religious vote to Republicans.
  • will not cede sovereign power to an international institution
  • How can the King cede his crown to Henry V.
    de Balzac, Honore  --  Bureaucracy
  • He was ceding line but more slowly all he time.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  The Old Man and the Sea
  • ceding = giving up
  • When—at this point, not if—they ceded it to the Horvath, Earth might as well get ready for a pounding.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • If I had not ceded control of the wheel, and if he had not assumed control of the vessel so deftly, I'm sure I'd be dead.
    John Green  --  Paper Towns
  • President Higinbotham said he would resign before he would cede such power to anyone.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • The rest of the family did not feel the same, but for once Snow Flower did not cower or cede to their demands that we stop.
    Lisa See  --  Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
  • So are you telling me you've ceded all knowledge of his business to him?
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • But for the trial, I ceded my Gothic tendencies to my mother.
    Alice Sebold  --  Lucky
  • He continued to rail for over fifteen minutes, amassing a mountain of objections before ceding to Thane and Ridley, who built upon his arguments.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • Garrett ceded control of the shop to Ian, even allowing him to teach the dive classes on Saturday, something he'd never done before.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Message in a Bottle
  • We will not cede it so easily.
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • And too many of the people who could make decisions had decided to cede them to machines.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • To these ends he ordered that his forces cede the beach to the invaders, and that they move their fortifications underground.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • If we hand back Deepwood Motte, Torrhen's Square, and Moat Cailin, she says, the northmen will cede us Sea Dragon Point and all the Stony Shore.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Feast For Crows
  • Heatflesh poked out on his skin, then re-ceded.
    Stephen King  --  The Gunslinger
  • And with that, he ceded the stage to Gus, who had the odd combination of preternaturally good looks and a timid, mouselike demeanor.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • Aven swore and reached for her broadsword, but Bert inter-ceded and held her arm.
    James A. Owen  --  Here, There be Dragons
  • After a brief silent standoff, like they were both thinking, Seriously, dude? they ceded the chair to Annabeth and sat at opposite sides of the table.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena

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