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cede (something) to (someone)

To yield or give a tract of land to someone. We were shocked to learn that grandma had ceded all of her land to us in her will.
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cede something to someone

to grant a parcel of land to someone. We refuse to cede that land to you. They ceded the land to the city for a park.
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10, 1898, Spain and the United States signed the Treaty of Paris wherein Spain ceded to United States the Philippine islands including Sulu, but not Sabah.
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It said: "No territory belonging to India was ceded nor sovereignty relinquished since the area was in dispute and had never been demarcated." Therefore Mr.
Under that treaty and a previous one, Iran also ceded the land that is now Armenia and part of Georgia.
BEIRUT: Syrian Social Nationalist Party leader Asaad Hardan said Sunday the March 14 movement had ceded its decision-making power to extremist groups.
Earlier Director for Planning and Development at the Iranian National Petrochemical Company (NPC) Ramezan Owladi had said shares of the Persian Gulf Holding, comprising 15 petrochemical companies, worth 25,000 billion rials (approximately $2 billion) will be ceded to the private sector this year.
T he Kenyan Ministry of Finance has ceded its powers to license commercial banks to the Central Bank of Kenya in a move expected to ease compliance for the lenders.
Pietton expressed regret at the Patriarch' s ceded power, and thankfulness at the same time for his embodying the national conscience of Lebanon.
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Fidel, who ceded power to his younger brother Raul Castro in 2006, laid a wreath at a monument to Cuban national hero Jose Marti in the July 26 event marking the 57th anniversary of the raid of the Moncada barracks, the opening salvo in the revolution.
Summary: MUSCAT, June 20, 2010, SPA -- State-run Oman Oil Company (OOC) is in talks with Oman&'s Ministry of Oil and Gas to take on an exploration block ceded by Britain&'s BG Group, a senior Omani oil official said on Sunday.
And he added: "I can reassure people in the UK that we are not contributing directly to this and that none of these arrangements will see any powers being ceded from Britain to the EU."