What is the opposite of cede?

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Opposite of to give up (power or territory)
Opposite of to surrender to arguments, demands, or pressure
“The rebels vowed to resist any attack by the military and to fight on for independence.”
Opposite of to give up or hand over something, typically on compulsion or demand
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 cause to pass to a successor or substitute, as duties or power
Opposite of to yield or suffer
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 trust to the care of
“I will keep this sensitive material to myself as I do not trust anyone with it.”
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.”
Opposite of to disclaim and expel from the family, as a father his child
(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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