Synonyms and Antonyms of cede
to give (something) over to the control or possession of another usually under duress
- She reluctantly ceded her position as leader.
cough up, deliver, give up, hand over, lay down, relinquish, render, surrender, turn in, turn over, yield
commit, consign, entrust (also intrust), transfer
forfeit, release, waive
abnegate, renounce, resign
abandon, desert, discard, forsake, part (with), shed
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.
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, loan, rent
to give up (as a position of authority) formally
- The President officially cedes his position on the January 20th immediately following the presidential election.
abjure, deny, disavow, disclaim, disown, waive
forsake, give up, hand over, yield
abandon, desert, quit, vacate
appropriate, arrogate, assume, claim, confiscate
seize, take over, usurp, wrest
defend, guard, protect, safeguard, secure