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concede

[kuh n-seed] /kənˈsid/
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 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
1625-1635
1625-35; < Latin concēdere, equivalent to con- con- + cēdere to withdraw, yield, cede
Related forms
concededly, adverb
conceder, noun
concessible, adjective
preconcede, verb (used with object), preconceded, preconceding.
unconceded, adjective
unconceding, adjective
well-conceded, adjective
Can be confused
accede, concede, exceed.
cede, concede, secede, seed.
Synonyms
1. grant.
Antonyms
1. deny. 3. refuse.
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  • He ultimately conceded-not in bitterness but in fair play.
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  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for conceded

concede

/kənˈsiːd/
verb
1.
(when transitive, 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.
(transitive) to admit as certain in outcome: to concede an election
Derived Forms
concededly, adverb
conceder, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin concēdere, from cēdere to give way, cede
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Word Origin and History for conceded

concede

v.

1630s, from Middle French concéder or directly from Latin concedere "give way, yield, go away, depart, retire," figuratively "agree, consent, give precedence," from com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + cedere "to go, grant, give way" (see cede). Related: Conceded; conceding.

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