WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
-cede-, root. 
  1. -cede- comes from Latin, where it has the meaning "go away from;
    withdraw;
    yield.'' This meaning is found in such words as: accede, antecedent, cede, concede, precede, precedent, recede, secede. See -ceed-, -cess-.

cede /sid/USA pronunciation   v. [+ object], ced•ed, ced•ing. 
  1. Governmentto yield or formally surrender to another: Mexico ceded territory to the United States.
See -cede-.
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