Synonyms and Antonyms of cede
1 to give (something) over to the control or possession of another usually under duress she reluctantly ceded her position as leader Synonyms surrender, cough up, deliver, give up, hand over, lay down, relinquish, render, turn in, turn over, yieldRelated Words commit, consign, entrust (also intrust), transfer; forfeit, release, waive; abnegate, renounce, resign; abandon, desert, discard, forsake, part (with), shedNear 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 Synonyms alien, alienate, assign, transfer, convey, deed, make overRelated Words 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 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 Synonyms abnegate, abdicate, relinquish, renounce, resign, step aside (from), step down (from), surrenderRelated Words abjure, demit, deny, disavow, disclaim, disown, waive; forsake, give up, hand over, yield; abandon, desert, quit, vacateNear Antonyms appropriate, arrogate, assume, claim, confiscate; seize, take over, usurp, wrest; defend, guard, protect, safeguard, secure
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