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A.Word.A.Day--cede

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This week's theme: words that are homophones of everyday words.

cede (seed) verb tr.

To yield or to surrender something, such as a territory.

[From Latin cedere (to go or to yield). Ultimately from the Indo-European root ked- (to go or yield) that's also the ancestor of exceed, secede, proceed, cease, and necessary.]

See more usage examples of cede in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

-Anu Garg (garg wordsmith.org)

"North Korea signed an agreement in the 1960s to cede territorial rights of about half of the mountain to China." China Protests Against S. Korean Athletes' Action at Awards Ceremony; Yohnap News (Seoul, South Korea); Feb 1, 2007.

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