[ 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!
Origin of 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
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British Dictionary definitions for conceder
/ (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 Formsconcededly, adverbconceder, noun
Word Origin for concede
C17: from Latin concēdere, from cēdere to give way, cede
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