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 for cede
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  cede \cede\ (s[=e]d), v. t. [imp. & p. p. ceded; p. pr. & vb.
     n. ceding.] [L. cedere to withdraw, yield; akin to cadere
     to fall, and to E. chance; cf. F. c['e]der.]
     To yield or surrender; to give up; to resign; as, to cede a
     fortress, a province, or country, to another nation, by
     [1913 Webster]
           The people must cede to the government some of their
           natural rights.                          --Jay.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: give over; surrender or relinquish to the physical control
           of another [syn: concede, yield, cede, grant]
      2: relinquish possession or control over; "The squatters had to
         surrender the building after the police moved in" [syn:
         surrender, cede, deliver, give up]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  94 Moby Thesaurus words for "cede":
     abalienate, abandon, abdicate, abjure, accord, acknowledge defeat,
     alien, alienate, amortize, assign, barter, beg a truce, bequeath,
     capitulate, cease, come to terms, concede, confer, consign, convey,
     cry pax, cry quits, deed, deed over, deliver, demise, desist from,
     devolve upon, disgorge, dispense with, dispose of, do without,
     drop, dump, enfeoff, exchange, forgo, forswear, get along without,
     get rid of, give, give away, give over, give title to, give up,
     give way, grant, hand, hand down, hand on, hand over,
     have done with, implore mercy, kiss good-bye, lay down, leave,
     leave off, make a sacrifice, make over, negotiate, part with, pass,
     pass on, pass over, pray for quarter, quitclaim, recant,
     relinquish, remise, render up, renounce, resign, retract,
     sacrifice, say uncle, sell, settle, settle on, sign away,
     sign over, spare, surrender, swear off, throw up, trade, transfer,
     transmit, turn over, turn up, vacate, vouchsafe, waive, yield,
     yield the palm

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