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1. Of the nature of or containing a concession.
2. Grammar Expressing concession, as the conjunction though.

[Late Latin concessīvus, from Latin concessus, past participle of concēdere, to concede; see concede.]

con·ces′sive·ly adv.


1. implying or involving concession; tending to concede
2. (Grammar) 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.
[C18: from Late Latin concēssīvus, from Latin concēdere to concede]


(kənˈsɛs ɪv)

1. tending or serving to concede.
2. expressing concession, as the English conjunction though.
[1705–15; < Late Latin]
con•ces′sive•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.concessive - of or pertaining to concession


adj (Gram) → konzessiv, Konzessiv-


[kənˈsɛsɪv] adj concessive clause (Gram) → (proposizione f) concessiva
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