concessive

[kuh n-ses-iv]
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adjective

tending or serving to concede.
Grammar. expressing concession, as the English conjunction though.

Nearby words

  1. concession,
  2. concession road,
  3. concessionaire,
  4. concessionary,
  5. concessioner,
  6. concessively,
  7. conch,
  8. conch-,
  9. concha,
  10. concha auriculae

Origin of concessive

From the Late Latin word concēssīvus, dating back to 1705–15. See concession, -ive

Related formscon·ces·sive·ly, adverbnon·con·ces·sive, adjectivepre·con·ces·sive, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for concessive

concessive

adjective

implying or involving concession; tending to concede
grammar a conjunction, preposition, phrase, or clause describing a state of affairs that might have been expected to rule out what is described in the main clause but in fact does not"Although" in the sentence "Although they had been warned, they refused to take care" is a concessive conjunction

Word Origin for concessive

C18: from Late Latin concēssīvus, from Latin concēdere to concede

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