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cede

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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cedecede /siːd/ verb [transitive]  formalPG to give something such as an area of land or a right to a country or person, especially when you are forced tocede something to somebody Hong Kong was ceded to Britain in 1842. cession
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Examples from the Corpus
cedeMr Reichmann ceded control of Olympia & York to its creditors in 1993.Wilson would have to resign the governorship, ceding control to Democrat Gray Davis.So after psychiatric sessions, Angela came to Uncle Sammler to hold a seminar and analyze the pro ceding hour.In 1842 Hong Kong was ceded outright to Great Britain.The military has refused to cede power to elected officials.The Supreme Soviet voted to cede responsibility for the budget to the government.Still I find it hard to believe most men would want to cede their privilege and power on the evidence you present.In the 1990s Mr Fujimori ceded to Mr Montesinos control of appointments in the armed forces and of the all-pervasive secret police.The exterior of Byzantine churches is plain and simple; its appearance is ceded to the glory of the interior.Much of the territory along the border was ceded to the United States.
From Longman Business Dictionarycedecede /siːd/ verb [transitive] to officially give property, land, or rights to someone elseHe has been forced to cede control of the company.The airline plans to cede majority ownership to creditors. see also cession→ See Verb table
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Verb table
cede
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theycede
he, she, itcedes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyceded
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave ceded
he, she, ithas ceded
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad ceded
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill cede
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have ceded
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam ceding
he, she, itis ceding
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you, we, theyare ceding
Past
I, he, she, itwas ceding
you, we, theywere ceding
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been ceding
he, she, ithas been ceding
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been ceding
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be ceding
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been ceding
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