Usage note
This word must be preceded by the definite article.
1. (Central Intelligence Agency) 
a. la CIA (F) 
The CIA headquarters are located in Fairfax, Virginia.La sede de la CIA está ubicada en Fairfax, Virginia.
1. (Central Intelligence Agency) 
a. la CIA f, Agencia Central de Inteligencia (F) 
(US)Central Intelligence Agency CIA (f)
The word cía is the present form of ciar in the third person singular. There are other translations for this conjugation. See the full ciar conjugation.
intransitive verb
1. (to move backwards) 
¿Por qué ciaste cuando me acerqué? ¿Acaso te asusté?Why did you back up when I approached you? Did I scare you?
2. (to give up) 
Daniela estaba muy entusiasmada con el proyecto, pero al final ció.Daniela was very excited about the project, but at the end she backed down.
3. (nautical) 
Los remeros tuvieron que ciar para evitar la ola.The rowers hand to back water in order to avoid the wave.
intransitive verb
1 (ir hacia atrás) to go backwards; back up; (Náutica) to go astern
2 (cambiar de opinión) to back down
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