Cede is a verb that means to yield.
The Latin word cedere (CHAY dare ay) meaning ‘to yield’ was often used in a legal sense. The word’s meaning and use remains much the same after evolving into our word of the day. But cede isn’t only used in legal contexts. A person can cede rights or property, but they can also cede a point, as in. I cede your point about the poor performance in our first five games. But Nonetheless I’m optimistic about the rest of the season.