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English verb: cede

1. cede (possession) give over; surrender or relinquish to the physical control of another


Synonymsconcede, grant, yield


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Broader (hypernym)give

2. cede (possession) relinquish possession or control over


SamplesThe squatters had to surrender the building after the police moved in.


Synonymsdeliver, give up, surrender


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Broader (hypernym)gift, give, present


Narrower (hyponym)sell, sign away, sign over, yield up









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