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cede

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of cede

  1. 1 to give (something) over to the control or possession of another usually under duress she reluctantly ceded her position as leader Synonyms of cede surrender, cough up, deliver, give up, hand over, lay down, relinquish, render, turn in, turn over, yieldWords Related to cede commit, consign, entrust (also intrust), transfer; forfeit, release, waive; abnegate, renounce, resign; abandon, desert, discard, forsake, part (with), shedNear Antonyms of cede keep, retain, withhold

  2. 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 Synonyms of cede alien, alienate, assign, transfer, convey, deed, make overWords Related to cede bequeath, hand down, leave, pass (down), will; bestow, commend, commit, confer, contribute, deliver, donate, grant, hand over, move, pass, present, release, relinquish, surrender, transmit, turn in, turn over, vest, yield; consign, entrust (also intrust), trust; lease, lend, let [chiefly British], loan, rentNear Antonyms of cede expropriate

  3. 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 Synonyms of cede abnegate, abdicate, relinquish, renounce, resign, step aside (from), step down (from), surrenderWords Related to cede abjure, demit, deny, disavow, disclaim, disown, waive; forsake, give up, hand over, yield; abandon, desert, quit, vacateNear Antonyms of cede appropriate, arrogate, assume, claim, confiscate; seize, take over, usurp, wrest; defend, guard, protect, safeguard, secure


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