Verb(1) give over; surrender or relinquish to the physical control of another(2) relinquish possession or control over
(1) It is clear, however, that commanders on the ground are reluctant to cede power to a foreign force.(2) If we extend it one more year, they'll have no choice but to cede lands to us in payment.(3) Reluctance on the part of smaller states to cede power to larger ones gained weight with the destruction of the pact.(4) Remember that you're not looking for someone to whom you'll cede decision-making power.(5) In the case of monetary policy the executive ceded power to the Bank, in matters of military policy it should cede power to parliament.(6) Turkeys never vote for Christmas, and sporting governing bodies never cede power without a fight.(7) However, even this is proving hugely controversial with many reluctant to cede power to a centralised Pacific body.(8) One challenge is that the courts are being asked to cede some power.(9) they have had to cede control of the schools to the government(10) They complain of having to cede their disciplinary power over inmates to mental health clinicians.(11) No government cedes its power willingly, so it is likely that Canberra's interference, however purportedly reform-minded the agenda, will continue.(12) The cost to them of maintaining their corrupt authoritarian rule and ceding territory to neighbors will be high.(13) When Clare joins the revolutionaries, she cedes her grandmother's land to the group, thus relinquishing part of the basis of her privilege.(14) Whether power is ceded formally or not, an elected body will quite properly carry the moral authority to insist on its opinions being listened to.(15) Leave aside the implications for self-government of effectively ceding such powers to Brussels.(16) In the eyes of euro-sceptics we have conceded enough power to European institutions already without ceding control of our economy too.
1. surrender ::
2. give up ::
3. concede ::
Different Formscede, ceded, cedes, ceding
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