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"Cede" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "ceder", and "relinquish" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "renunciar a". Learn more about the difference between "cede" and "relinquish" below.
cede(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. ceder
Spain ceded Florida to the United States in 1819.España cedió Florida a los Estados Unidos en 1819.
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relinquish
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to give up)
a. renunciar a
Mason relinquished his right to interfere in the affairs of the company when he sold his shares.Mason renunció a su derecho de meterse en los asuntos de la empresa cuando vendió sus acciones.
b. ceder
Juanita's brother relinquished the deed to the house to her when he moved to China.El hermano de Juanita le cedió el título de propiedad de la casa cuando se mudó a China.
c. dimitir de
The captain relinquished his post in the face of the mutiny.El capitán dimitió de su cargo ante el motín.
2. (to let go)
a. soltar
The knight breathed and relinquished his grip on the sword.El caballero respiró y soltó la espada.
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