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Ceded vs Renounce - What's the difference?

ceded | renounce |

As verbs the difference between ceded and renounce

is that ceded is past tense of cede while renounce is to give up, resign, surrender.

As a noun renounce is

an act of renouncing.




  • (cede)
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  • To give up, give way, give away.
  • Edward decided to cede the province.




    (en noun)
  • (card games) An act of .
  • Verb

  • To give up, resign, surrender.
  • to renounce a title to land or to a throne
  • To cast off, repudiate.
  • * Shakespeare
  • This world I do renounce , and in your sights / Shake patiently my great affliction off.
  • To decline further association with someone or something, disown.
  • To abandon, forsake, discontinue (an action, habit, intention, etc), sometimes by open declaration.
  • To make a renunciation of something.
  • * Dryden
  • He of my sons who fails to make it good, / By one rebellious act renounces to my blood.
  • To surrender formally some right or trust.
  • * W. D. Christie
  • Dryden died without a will, and his widow having renounced , his son Charles administered on June 10.
  • (card games) To fail to follow suit; playing a card of a different suit when having no card of the suit led.
  • Derived terms

    * renounceable * renouncement * renouncer