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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 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 1625–35; from Latin concēdere, equivalent to con- con- + cēdere “to withdraw, yield”; see cede
con·ced·er, nouncon·ces·si·ble [kuhn-ses-uh-buhl], /kənˈsɛs ə bəl/, adjectivepre·con·cede, verb (used with object), pre·con·ced·ed, pre·con·ced·ing.un·con·ced·ing, adjective
1. accede, concede , exceed2. cede, concede , secede, seed
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British Dictionary definitions for concede

/ (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
concededly, adverbconceder, noun
C17: from Latin concēdere, from cēdere to give way, cede
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