retrocede - definition and synonyms

verb
  1.   From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    to return a territory, which had once been ceded to another country, to its previous rulers, such as when Hong Kong was returned to China by the UK in 1999

    The Russians, with support from the French and Germans, persuaded the Japanese to retrocede Liaodong for an additional 30 million taels on November 4, 1895.

    Submitted on 05/04/2013