concede

verb
ADVERB
eventually, finally
readily

She readily concedes that there is much work still to be done.

grudgingly, reluctantly

He reluctantly conceded that he was not fit enough to play.

implicitly (AmE)

The company seems to be implicitly conceding that sales have been poor.

VERB + CONCEDE
be forced to
be prepared to, be willing to

He was not prepared to concede that he had acted illegally.

be reluctant to, be unwilling to
refuse to
PREPOSITION
to

The firm should concede a significant salary increase to its employees.

Concede is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑side
Concede is used with these nouns as the object: ↑corner, ↑defeat, ↑election, ↑goal, ↑penalty, ↑point, ↑possibility

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  • concede — CONCÉDE, concéd, vb. III. tranz. (livr.) A îngădui, a încuviinţa; a ceda un drept, un privilegiu etc. – Din fr. concéder. Trimis de dante, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  CONCÉDE vb. v. accepta, admite, aproba, concesiona, consimţi, încuviinţa,… …   Dicționar Român

  • concede — [kən sēd′] vt. conceded, conceding [L concedere < com , with + cedere, to go, grant, CEDE] 1. to admit as true or valid; acknowledge [to concede a point in argument] 2. to admit as certain or proper [to concede victory to an opponent] 3. to… …   English World dictionary

  • Concede — Con*cede (k[o^]n*s[=e]d ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Conceded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Conceding}.] [L. concedere, concessum; con + cedere to go along, give way, yield: cf. F. conc[ e]der. See {Cede}.] 1. To yield or suffer; to surrender; to grant; as, to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • concede — UK US /kənˈsiːd/ verb ► [T] to admit that something exists or is true, often unwillingly: concede that »The chairman conceded that shareholders had been impacted by the decline in market prices . »The insurers ultimately conceded liability for… …   Financial and business terms

  • Concede — Con*cede , v. i. To yield or make concession. [1913 Webster] I wished you to concede to America, at a time when she prayed concession at our feet. Burke. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • concede — I verb abide by, accede, accept, acknowledge, acquiesce, affirm, agree, agree in principle, allow, arrive at an agreement, assent, be persuaded, come to terms, comply with, concedere, consent, endorse, endure, give in, grant, impart, permit,… …   Law dictionary

  • concédé — concédé, ée (kon sé dé, dée) part. passé. Les terres concédées par l État aux colons …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • concede — 1630s, from M.Fr. concéder or directly from L. concedere give way, yield, go away, depart, retire, figuratively agree, consent, give precedence, from com , intensive prefix (see COM (Cf. com )), + cedere to go, grant, give way (see CEDE (Cf.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • concede — 1 *grant, allow Analogous words: admit, *acknowledge: waive, cede (see RELINQUISH) Antonyms: dispute Contrasted words: argue, debate, *discuss, agitate 2 * …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • concede — [v] acknowledge, give in accept, accord, admit, allow, avow, award, bury the hatchet*, capitulate, cave in, cede, confess, cry uncle*, ditto*, fess up*, fold, give up, go along with, go with the flow*, grant, hand over, knuckle under, let on, own …   New thesaurus

  • concede — ► VERB 1) finally admit or agree that something is true. 2) surrender (a possession, advantage, or right). 3) admit defeat in (a match or contest). 4) fail to prevent an opponent scoring (a goal or point). ORIGIN Latin concedere, from cedere… …   English terms dictionary

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