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What is the opposite of cede?

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Opposite of to legally give up one's possession or ownership of (something)
Opposite of to relinquish or give up something, typically on compulsion or demand
Opposite of to relinquish or give up a right or claim
Opposite of to give or transfer possession of something to another
Opposite of to surrender or end all resistance to
“It was a massive struggle to resist the lure of a cheeky beer, but I held firm.”
Opposite of to yield or give up something to another person
Opposite of to acknowledge or admit to a fact or piece of information
“Theoretical purists reject the idea that we should lump different and incommensurable arguments into one broad sweep.”
Opposite of to pass or transfer from one person or entity to another
Opposite of to hand over (something), typically for legal or financial reasons
“Whatever benefits have already accrued to you, you'll be allowed to keep.”
Opposite of to hand over a right, position or power (to someone else)
“The Price of Prussia will accede to the transfer of power.”
Opposite of to (willingly) let go of (something)
(of a game or contest) Opposite of to fail to win
“He would win against his opponent, a fitting finale to the hard work and training he had put in over the last few months.”
(of time or an opportunity) Opposite of to fail to take advantage of
“Be sure to take this opportunity that only comes around once in a lifetime.”
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