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concessive

[kuh n-ses-iv] /kənˈsɛs ɪv/
adjective
1.
tending or serving to concede.
2.
Grammar. expressing concession, as the English conjunction though.
Origin
1705-1715
1705-15; < Late Latin concēssīvus. See concession, -ive
Related forms
concessively, adverb
nonconcessive, adjective
preconcessive, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for concessive

concessive

/kənˈsɛsɪv/
adjective
1.
implying or involving concession; tending to concede
2.
(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
C18: from Late Latin concēssīvus, from Latin concēdere to concede
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