[ kuhn-seed ]
/ kənˈsid /
verb (used with object), con·ced·ed, con·ced·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·ced·ed, con·ced·ing.
to make 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
OTHER WORDS FROM concede
con·ced·ed·ly, adverbcon·ced·er, nouncon·ces·si·ble, adjectivepre·con·cede, verb (used with object), pre·con·ced·ed, pre·con·ced·ing.
un·con·ced·ed, adjectiveun·con·ced·ing, adjectivewell-con·ced·ed, adjective
Words nearby concede
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Example sentences from the Web for concededly
Her present claim rests entirely upon injuries received by her when she was concededly not employed in the military service.A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents|Grover Cleveland
Rabbi Wise was concededly an able and accomplished theologian; and in a general way the above extract states the truth.The Trial of Jesus from a Lawyer's Standpoint, Vol. I (of II)|Walter M. Chandler
British Dictionary definitions for concededly
/ (kənˈsiːd) /
(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 concedeconcededly, adverbconceder, noun
Word Origin for concede
C17: from Latin concēdere, from cēdere to give way, cede
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