Definition Of cede
give up (power or territory).
they have had to cede control of the schools to the government
Example Of cede
After some toing and froing, the right of the King to grant Monopolies was ceded to Parliament.
American mainstream politics and press coverage has ceded the terrain of conviction to the right wing.
However, even this is proving hugely controversial with many reluctant to cede power to a centralised Pacific body.
If we extend it one more year, they'll have no choice but to cede lands to us in payment.
In 1921 the territory was ceded to Poland, of which it continued to form part until 1939.