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!
Origin of concede
1625–35; < Latinconcēdere, equivalent to con-con- + cēdere to withdraw, yield, cede
Related formscon·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, adjectiveCan be confusedaccedeconcedeexceedcedeconcedesecedeseed
1630s, from Middle French concéder or directly from Latin concedere "give way, yield, go away, depart, retire," figuratively "agree, consent, give precedence," from com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + cedere "to go, grant, give way" (see cede). Related: Conceded; conceding.