verb (used with object)
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)
; yield; admit:
She was so persistent that I conceded at last.
to withdraw, yield,
verb (used with object),
Can be confused
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)
) to admit as certain in outcome:
to concede an election
[C17: from Latin
to give way,
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He ultimately conceded-not in bitterness but in fair play.
Illustration, even of conceded truth, is rarely superfluous.
Conceded the utmost freedom, the romantic drama would yet remain inferior.
It may be conceded to the mathematicians that four is twice two.
But he had not been in his seat sixty days before his ability was recognized and his place conceded.
The service's director conceded that there were imperfections in the count, and that the actual loss was closer to one million.
Im conceded that he hadn't quite worked out that part of his plan.
In a private, lucid moment, he might have conceded this disproportion.
The existence of these legal parasites may be conceded.
Rather, he conceded, the study proved his own confirmation bias as a researcher.
Once you've conceded that drug discovery needs capital, you've conceded that you need a pharmaceutical industry.
After a tug-of-war over who should set the list prices for e-books, retailers have conceded that right to publishers.
On the whole, it may be conceded that this department of literature is overdone.
He conceded that capturing these people before they committed acts of terror was next to impossible.
Unlike stroke play, a stroke may be conceded to an opponent.
Gregg conceded the possibility of human error and simply cautioned against jumping to conclusions.
Not so different from the pinto coloration in horses which is conceded to be a trait implicit in tameness.
Specific examples of incompatibility are readily available and conceded.
He got a concession letter and cannot get an explanation of why they conceded the case or their reasoning behind it.
Then, confronted with evidence, you conceded the point.
The reporter conceded the point, unfastened his seat belt, and jumped out to join the others on the sidelines.
Yes, he conceded, the study had shown the bear to be threatened.
It is generally conceded that the trust is the logical result of industrial evolution.
In settling, they have also conceded two legal points that they had long resisted.
But as he himself conceded, outlays and outcomes are not the same thing.
And the government has already conceded the need for some increase in state spending on pensioners.
Later, they conceded that some attacks were race-based.
They meet civilian politicians often and have serially conceded to the demands of street protesters.
Then he conceded that he'd been listening to the record obsessively for months.
Automata might be able to do clever things, he conceded, but they could not respond to events.
Employer contended claimant was an independent contractor, but insurer had already conceded claimant was an employee.
It is conceded that poetry deals with a value-structured world and that judgment of it is subjective.
Respondent also conceded that he missed the pin in the landing gear when he evaluated the photograph during the preflight.
After more than an hour, her lawyer conceded defeat.