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1cederto cede sth to sb — ceder(le) algo a algn
- We are defending the country by ceding our own powers of self-defense to a set of managers external to ourselves.
- Leave aside the implications for self-government of effectively ceding such powers to Brussels.
- No government cedes its power willingly, so it is likely that Canberra's interference, however purportedly reform-minded the agenda, will continue.
- 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.
- One challenge is that the courts are being asked to cede some power.
- In the case of monetary policy the executive ceded power to the Bank, in matters of military policy it should cede power to parliament.
- However, even this is proving hugely controversial with many reluctant to cede power to a centralised Pacific body.
- Turkeys never vote for Christmas, and sporting governing bodies never cede power without a fight.
- It is clear, however, that commanders on the ground are reluctant to cede power to a foreign force.
- The cost to them of maintaining their corrupt authoritarian rule and ceding territory to neighbors will be high.
- No wars were fought and no territory was ceded in the opening of the country to western influences.
- In 1921 the territory was ceded to Poland, of which it continued to form part until 1939.
- Remember that you're not looking for someone to whom you'll cede decision-making power.
- They complain of having to cede their disciplinary power over inmates to mental health clinicians.
- Reluctance on the part of smaller states to cede power to larger ones gained weight with the destruction of the pact.
- American mainstream politics and press coverage has ceded the terrain of conviction to the right wing.
- When Clare joins the revolutionaries, she cedes her grandmother's land to the group, thus relinquishing part of the basis of her privilege.
- If we extend it one more year, they'll have no choice but to cede lands to us in payment.
- In the eyes of euro-sceptics we have conceded enough power to European institutions already without ceding control of our economy too.
- After some toing and froing, the right of the King to grant Monopolies was ceded to Parliament.