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concede

[ kuhn-seed ]
/ k蓹n藞sid /
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verb (used with object), con路ced路ed, con路ced路ing.
to acknowledge as true, just, or proper; admit: He finally conceded that she was right.
to acknowledge (an opponent's victory, score, etc.) before it is officially established: to concede an election before all the votes are counted.
to grant as a right or privilege; yield: to concede a longer vacation for all employees.
verb (used without object), con路ced路ed, con路ced路ing.
to make a concession; yield to pressure or circumstances; admit defeat:She was so persistent that I conceded at last.My favorite candidate conceded before the polls were even closed!
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Origin of concede

First recorded in 1625鈥35; from Latin conc膿dere, equivalent to con- con- + c膿dere 鈥渢o withdraw, yield鈥; see cede

OTHER WORDS FROM concede

con路ced路er, nouncon路ces路si路ble [kuhn-ses-uh-buhl], /k蓹n藞s蓻s 蓹 b蓹l/, adjectivepre路con路cede, verb (used with object), pre路con路ced路ed, pre路con路ced路ing.un路con路ced路ing, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH concede

1. accede, concede , exceed2. cede, concede , secede, seed
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British Dictionary definitions for concede

concede
/ (k蓹n藞si藧d) /

verb
(when tr, may take a clause as object) to admit or acknowledge (something) as true or correct
to yield or allow (something, such as a right)
(tr) to admit as certain in outcometo concede an election

Derived forms of concede

concededly, adverbconceder, noun

Word Origin for concede

C17: from Latin conc膿dere, from c膿dere to give way, cede
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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