concede

[kuhn-seed]
verb (used with object), conceded, conceding.
1.
to acknowledge as true, just, or proper; admit: He finally conceded that she was right.
2.
to acknowledge (an opponent's victory, score, etc.) before it is officially established: to concede an election before all the votes are counted.
3.
to grant as a right or privilege; yield: to concede a longer vacation for all employees.
verb (used without object), conceded, conceding.
4.
to make concession; yield; admit: She was so persistent that I conceded at last.

Origin:
1625–35; < Latin concēdere, equivalent to con- con- + cēdere to withdraw, yield, cede

concededly, adverb
conceder, noun
concessible, adjective
preconcede, verb (used with object), preconceded, preconceding.
unconceded, adjective
unconceding, adjective
well-conceded, adjective

1. accede, concede, exceed ; 2. cede, concede, secede, seed.


1. grant.


1. deny. 3. refuse.
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concede (kənˈsiːd)
 
vb
1.  (when tr, may take a clause as object) to admit or acknowledge (something) as true or correct
2.  to yield or allow (something, such as a right)
3.  (tr) to admit as certain in outcome: to concede an election
 
[C17: from Latin concēdere, from cēdere to give way, cede]
 
con'cededly
 
adv
 
con'ceder
 
n

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concede
1630s, from L. concedere "give way, yield," from com-, intensive prefix, + cedere "to go, grant, give way" (see cede). Related: Conceded (pp. adj., 1640s).
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Example sentences
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.
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