present tense third-person singular of cede

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1 to give (something) over to the control or possession of another usually under duress
  • she reluctantly ceded her position as leader

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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

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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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“Cedes.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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