cede


cede

verb

Definition of CEDE

1
to give (something) over to the control or possession of another usually under duress <she reluctantly ceded her position as leader>
Near Antonyms keep, retain, withhold
2
to give over the legal possession or ownership of <Spain ceded Puerto Rico to the United States as part of the settlement of the Spanish-American War>
Near Antonyms expropriate
3
to give up (as a position of authority) formally <the President officially cedes his position on the January 20th immediately following the presidential election>

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