concede

concede
con|cede [kənˈsi:d] v
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1¦(admit something is true)¦
2¦(admit defeat)¦
3 concede a goal/point/penalty
4¦(give something as a right)¦
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[Date: 1400-1500; : French; Origin: concéder, from Latin concedere, from com- ( COM-) + cedere ( CEDE)]
1.) ¦(ADMIT SOMETHING IS TRUE)¦ [I and T]
to admit that something is true or correct, although you wish it were not true
'That's the only possible solution.' 'Yes, I suppose so,' Charles conceded.
concede (that)
I conceded that I had made a number of errors.
2.) ¦(ADMIT DEFEAT)¦ [I and T]
to admit that you are not going to win a game, argument, battle etc
The Georgian forces defended the capital but were finally obliged to concede.
In May 1949, Stalin conceded defeat and reopened land access to Berlin.
3.) concede a goal/point/penalty
to not be able to stop your opponent from getting a ↑goal during a game
The team has conceded only 19 goals in 28 games.
4.) ¦(GIVE SOMETHING AS A RIGHT)¦ [T]
to give something to someone as a right or ↑privilege, often unwillingly
→↑concession concede sth to sb
The king finally agreed to concede further powers to Parliament.
Finally the company conceded wage increases to their workers.

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  • concede — [kən sēd′] vt. conceded, conceding [L concedere < com , with + cedere, to go, grant, CEDE] 1. to admit as true or valid; acknowledge [to concede a point in argument] 2. to admit as certain or proper [to concede victory to an opponent] 3. to… …   English World dictionary

  • Concede — Con*cede (k[o^]n*s[=e]d ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Conceded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Conceding}.] [L. concedere, concessum; con + cedere to go along, give way, yield: cf. F. conc[ e]der. See {Cede}.] 1. To yield or suffer; to surrender; to grant; as, to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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