-cede, -ceed, -cess, -cease
(Latin: to be in motion; to go, to go away, to yield, to give up, to withdraw)
2. The act of preceding in time or order.
3. A reference to occurring before or in front of something else; in time, place, rank, or sequence.
2. A word or phrase that a subsequent word refers to; such as, "Joe" is the antecedent of "him" as in the sentence: "We will give this to Joe if we see him."
3. Someone's ancestors.
4. A personal history of someone; such as, the events or circumstances in a person's past: "She has done very well for herself, considering what is known about her antecedents."
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2. A method or operation of preparing a biological material; especially, a product of genetic engineering, for commercial use.
2. To come to an end or to discontinue an activity.
3. Etymology: from Old French cesser which came from Latin cessare, "to cease, to go slowly"; from cedere, "to go away, to withdraw, to yield"; originally, "to go, to leave".
2. Without stopping or pausing; unending; incessant.
2. To give over; to surrender or to relinquish to the physical control of another person.
3. To surrender or to give up something; such as, land, rights, or power, to another country, group, or person.
4. Etymology: from Latin cedere, "to yield"; originally, "to go, to leave".
2. A temporary or complete stopping; a discontinuance: "There was a cessation of hostilities between the two nations."
3. Etymology: from Old French cessation, from Latin cessationem, cessatio, "a delaying, ceasing", from Latin cessare, "to delay" directly related to cease, from Latin cessare, "to delay, to stop".
This was derived from cessus, the past participle of cedere, "to go away, to withdraw, to yield".
2. Etymology: from Old French cession, from Latin cessionem, from cess-, stem of cessare, "to yield".
2. To allow, surrender, relinquish, or to yield control; such as, a right or privilege to another person, organization, or country: After serving as a secretary in the company for two years, Doris was going to concede her position to another member of her department.
3. To accept and to acknowledge defeat in a contest, debate, election, or fight; often without waiting for the final result or decision: As soon as the political candidate recognized that she would not win the election, she decided to concede her loss and so she gave a short good-bye speech.
4. To allow an opponent or opposing team to gain something valuable; usually, a goal or points: While playing chess, Tim made up his mind to concede the game to his rival, who was able to win with a checkmate.
5. Etymology: from Latin concedere, "to give way, to yield"; from com-, "together, with" + cedere, "to go, to grant, to give way"
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2. A privilege, right, kindness, etc. that is granted to a person or group, usually as a result of special circumstances: The university granted a concession to three visually impaired students who required the assistance of a personal reader so they could complete their final examinations.
3. A space or privilege within certain premises for a subsidiary business or service: Jerry had a refreshment concession at the local movie theater.
4. Something acknowledged or admitted: The land survey and the farmer's long held belief about land boundaries differed and the farmer granted the concession that the survey was correct and so he withdrew his complaint about errors that were made prior to the sale of his land.
5. Etymology: from Latin concessionem, from concessius, past participle of concedere, "to go, to grant, to give way".
2. A commercial operation set up within the premises of a larger concern.