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Princeton's WordNet

  1. concede, yield, cede, grantverb

    give over; surrender or relinquish to the physical control of another

  2. surrender, cede, deliver, give upverb

    relinquish possession or control over

    "The squatters had to surrender the building after the police moved in"


  1. cedeverb

    To give up, give way, give away.

    Edward decided to cede the province.

  2. Etymology: ceder, from cedo.


  1. cede

    The committed dose in radiological protection is a measure of the stochastic health risk due to an intake of radioactive material into the human body. Stochastic in this context is defined as the probability of cancer induction and genetic damage, due to low levels of radiation. The SI unit of measure is the sievert. A committed dose from an internal source represents the same effective risk as the same amount of effective dose applied uniformly to the whole body from an external source, or the same amount of equivalent dose applied to part of the body. The committed dose is not intended as a measure for deterministic effects, such as radiation sickness, which are defined as the severity of a health effect which is certain to happen. The radiation risk proposed by the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) predicts that an effective dose of one sievert carries a 5.5% chance of developing cancer. Such a risk is the sum of both internal and external radiation dose.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cedeverb

    to yield or surrender; to give up; to resign; as, to cede a fortress, a province, or country, to another nation, by treaty

  2. Etymology: [L. cedere to withdraw, yield; akin to cadere to fall, and to E. chance; cf. F. cder.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cede

    sēd, v.t. to yield or give up to another.—v.i. to give way. [L. cedĕre, cessum, to yield, give up.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cede in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cede in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of cede in a Sentence

  1. Leader McConnell:

    There will be no haggling with the House over The Senate procedure, we will not cede our authority to try this impeachment. The House Democrats' turn is over. The Senate has made The Senate decision.

  2. David Smilde:

    Giving Ceballos home incarceration and Baduel parole are positive gestures the government is making that can dampen some criticism, of course the elephant in the room is the incarceration of Leopoldo Lopez but the government does not appear willing to cede on that point for the time being.

  3. Carl Icahn:

    We are extremely pleased that Xerox finally terminated the ill-advised scheme to cede control of the company to Fujifilm.

  4. Paul O'Neill:

    Senator, I started my life in a house without water or electricity. So I don't cede to you the high moral ground of not knowing what life is like in a ditch. to Senator Robert Byrd at a budget hearing

  5. Simon Creak:

    Up to now, all party general secretaries have been military men and the military is unlikely to cede its influence, changes in personnel will most likely be incremental. In terms of policy, major political reform remains extremely unlikely.

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    an unfortunate mishap; especially one causing damage or injury
    • A. accident
    • B. rogue
    • C. empire
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