- To yield to persistent persuasion.
- The mother gave way to her crying child.
- To collapse or break under physical stresses.
- After years of neglect, the rusty old bridge could give way at any time.
- To be followed, succeeded, or replaced by.
- Winter gave way to spring.
- To give precedence to other road users.
- At the crossing, cars must give way to pedestrians.
- To allow another person to intervene to make a point or ask a question whilst one is delivering a speech.
- (mostly, imperative, as command to the crew) To begin rowing.
- French: abandonner
- German: nachgeben, weichen
- Italian: darla su, darla vinta, cedere
- Russian: уступа́ть
- Spanish: dar el brazo a torcer
- French: céder la place à, laisser la place à
- Italian: cedere posto, lasciare posto, fare posto
- French: céder
- Italian: dare la precedenza, cedere il passo
- Russian: уступа́ть доро́гу
- Spanish: ceder el paso