verb (used with object), conceded, conceding.
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), conceded, conceding.
to make concession; yield; admit: She was so persistent that I conceded at last.

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. Unabridged
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concede (kənˈsiːd)
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]

concession (kənˈsɛʃən)
1.  the act of yielding or conceding, as to a demand or argument
2.  something conceded
3.  (Brit) a reduction in the usual price of a ticket granted to a special group of customers: a student concession
4.  any grant of rights, land, or property by a government, local authority, corporation, or individual
5.  the right, esp an exclusive right, to market a particular product in a given area
6.  (US), (Canadian)
 a.  the right to maintain a subsidiary business on a lessor's premises
 b.  the premises so granted or the business so maintained
 c.  a free rental period for such premises
7.  (Canadian) chiefly in Ontario and Quebec
 a.  a land subdivision in a township survey
 b.  another name for concession road
[C16: from Latin concēssiō an allowing, from concēdere to concede]

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Word Origin & History

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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