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con·cede

 (kən-sēd′)
v. con·ced·ed, con·ced·ing, con·cedes
v.tr.
1. To acknowledge, often reluctantly, as being true, just, or proper; admit: conceded that we made a mistake. See Synonyms at acknowledge.
2.
a. To acknowledge or admit (defeat).
b. To acknowledge defeat in: concede an election; concede a chess match.
3.
a. To yield or surrender (something owned or disputed, such as land): conceded the region when signing the treaty.
b. To yield or grant (a privilege or right, for example).
c. Sports To allow (a goal or point, for example) to be scored by the opposing team or player.
v.intr.
To make a concession or acknowledge defeat; yield: The losing candidate conceded after the polls had closed.

[French concéder, from Latin concēdere : com-, intensive pref.; see com- + cēdere, to yield; see ked- in Indo-European roots.]

con·ced′ed·ly (-sē′dĭd-lē) adv.
con·ced′er n.

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. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (tr) to admit as certain in outcome: to concede an election.
[C17: from Latin concēdere, from cēdere to give way, cede]
conˈcededly adv
conˈceder n

con•cede

(kənˈsid)

v. -ced•ed, -ced•ing. v.t.
1. to acknowledge as true, just, or proper; admit, often grudgingly: 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.
3. to grant as a right or privilege; yield.
v.i.
4. to make concession; yield; admit.
[1625–35; < Latin concēdere=con- con- + cēdere to withdraw, yield, cede]
con•ced′ed•ly, adv.
con•ced′er, n.

concede


Past participle: conceded
Gerund: conceding

Imperative
concede
concede
Present
I concede
you concede
he/she/it concedes
we concede
you concede
they concede
Preterite
I conceded
you conceded
he/she/it conceded
we conceded
you conceded
they conceded
Present Continuous
I am conceding
you are conceding
he/she/it is conceding
we are conceding
you are conceding
they are conceding
Present Perfect
I have conceded
you have conceded
he/she/it has conceded
we have conceded
you have conceded
they have conceded
Past Continuous
I was conceding
you were conceding
he/she/it was conceding
we were conceding
you were conceding
they were conceding
Past Perfect
I had conceded
you had conceded
he/she/it had conceded
we had conceded
you had conceded
they had conceded
Future
I will concede
you will concede
he/she/it will concede
we will concede
you will concede
they will concede
Future Perfect
I will have conceded
you will have conceded
he/she/it will have conceded
we will have conceded
you will have conceded
they will have conceded
Future Continuous
I will be conceding
you will be conceding
he/she/it will be conceding
we will be conceding
you will be conceding
they will be conceding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been conceding
you have been conceding
he/she/it has been conceding
we have been conceding
you have been conceding
they have been conceding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been conceding
you will have been conceding
he/she/it will have been conceding
we will have been conceding
you will have been conceding
they will have been conceding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been conceding
you had been conceding
he/she/it had been conceding
we had been conceding
you had been conceding
they had been conceding
Conditional
I would concede
you would concede
he/she/it would concede
we would concede
you would concede
they would concede
Past Conditional
I would have conceded
you would have conceded
he/she/it would have conceded
we would have conceded
you would have conceded
they would have conceded
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.concede - admit (to a wrongdoing); "She confessed that she had taken the money"
acknowledge, admit - declare to be true or admit the existence or reality or truth of; "He admitted his errors"; "She acknowledged that she might have forgotten"
fess up, make a clean breast of, own up - admit or acknowledge a wrongdoing or error; "the writer of the anonymous letter owned up after they identified his handwriting"
2.concede - be willing to concede; "I grant you this much"
agree, concur, concord, hold - be in accord; be in agreement; "We agreed on the terms of the settlement"; "I can't agree with you!"; "I hold with those who say life is sacred"; "Both philosophers concord on this point"
forgive - stop blaming or grant forgiveness; "I forgave him his infidelity"; "She cannot forgive him for forgetting her birthday"
3.concede - give over; surrender or relinquish to the physical control of another
give - transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody; "I gave her my money"; "can you give me lessons?"; "She gave the children lots of love and tender loving care"
4.concede - acknowledge defeat; "The candidate conceded after enough votes had come in to show that he would lose"
surrender, give up - give up or agree to forgo to the power or possession of another; "The last Taleban fighters finally surrendered"

concede

verb
1. admit, allow, accept, acknowledge, own, grant, confess She finally conceded that he was right.
admit deny, protest, reject, dispute, contest, refute, disclaim
2. give up, yield, hand over, surrender, relinquish, cede The central government has never conceded that territory to the Kurds.
give up beat, defeat, conquer, make a stand, fight to the bitter end
concede defeat capitulate, give up, yield, submit, surrender, give in, come to terms, succumb, cave in (informal), relent, throw in the towel I eventually had to concede defeat.

concede

verb
1. To recognize, often reluctantly, the reality or truth of:
Slang: fess up.
Chiefly Regional: allow.
2. To let have as a favor, prerogative, or privilege:
3. To make a concession:
Idioms: give and take, go fifty-fifty, meet someone halfway.
4. To cease opposition:
Translations
يخوّل، يَمْنَحيُسلِّـم بِ، يُقـرُّ
připustitpřiznatuznat
afståindrømmeovergive
לוותרלקבל
játaleyfa
perleisti
atzītpiekāptiespieļaut

concede

[kənˈsiːd]
A. VT [+ point, argument] → reconocer, conceder; [+ game, territory] → ceder
to concede thatadmitir que
to concede defeatdarse por vencido

concede

[kənˈsiːd]
vt
(= admit) [+ fact, point] → admettre, reconnaître
to concede defeat → s'avouer vaincu(e)
to concede (that) ... → concéder que ..., reconnaître que ...
[+ goal] → concéder; [+ penalty] → concéder
vicéder

concede

vt
(= yield, give up) privilegeaufgeben; landsabtreten (→ to an +acc); to concede a right to somebodyjdm ein Recht überlassen; to concede victory to somebodyvor jdm kapitulieren; to concede a match (= give up)aufgeben, sich geschlagen geben; (= lose)ein Match abgeben; to concede a penaltyeinen Elfmeter verursachen; to concede a point to somebodyjdm in einem Punkt recht geben; (Sport) → einen Punkt an jdn abgeben
(= admit, grant)zugeben, einräumen (form); privilegeeinräumen (to sb jdm); rightzubilligen, zugestehen (to sb jdm); it’s generally conceded that …es ist allgemein anerkannt, dass …; to concede defeatsich geschlagen geben

concede

[kənˈsiːd]
1. vt (admit, point, defeat) → ammettere; (argument) → riconoscere la validità di; (territory) → cedere
to concede victory → darla vinta
2. vicedere

concede

(kənˈsiːd) verb
1. to admit. He conceded that he had been wrong.
2. to grant (eg a right).
References in classic literature ?
It can have no pure right over my person and property but what I concede to it.
I had to throw conscience aside, and brazenly concede that he ought to have brought twenty-five dollars; whereas I was quite well aware that in all the ages, the world had never seen a king that was worth half the money, and during the next thirteen centuries wouldn't see one that was worth the fourth of it.
They were glad to concede this also to me, as they were all artist friends of Brown, and wished him not to lose money by the transaction, though they of course privately thought that the picture was, as I described it, a bad one.
The former they would reserve to the State governments; the latter, which they explain into commercial imposts, or rather duties on imported articles, they declare themselves willing to concede to the federal head.
bashfulness), 'I agree to concede the principle of an allowance; and I will consult with Doctor Durie, who is quite a man of the world and has sons of his own, as to the amount.
Ralph would not concede that the work of the detectives was likely to be in vain, for he thought that the prize offered would greatly stimulate their zeal and activity.
There are also many modifications of language, which we concede to the poets.
I always suppose anything people please, and, besides, you must concede something to diseased minds.
It is, then, with good reason that of all that remains, when we exclude primary substances, we concede to species and genera alone the name 'secondary substance', for these alone of all the predicates convey a knowledge of primary substance.
The gods would have Mercury slayer of Argus steal the body, but in furtherance of our peace and amity henceforward, I will concede such honour to your son as I will now tell you.
Nice" women, however wronged, would never claim the kind of freedom he meant, and generous- minded men like himself were therefore--in the heat of argument--the more chivalrously ready to concede it to them.
Antiquarians concede that such a personage as Hercules did exist in ancient times and agree that he was an enterprising and energetic man, but decline to believe him a good, bona- fide god, because that would be unconstitutional.