concession


concession
noun
1 sth you agree to in order to end an argument
ADJECTIVE
important, key, major, significant, substantial (esp. BrE)
limited, minor, small
special
territorial
VERB + CONCESSION
grant (sb/sth), make, offer (sb/sth)
extract, get, obtain, win, wring out of sb (esp. BrE)

China can use its huge market to extract concessions out of foreign companies.

demand
PREPOSITION
concession on

The pressure group has won a number of concessions on environmental policy.

concession to

The company will be forced to make concessions to the union.

PHRASES
make no concessions to sb/sth

They made no concessions to his disability.

2 special right to do sth
ADJECTIVE
trade
logging, oil, timber
VERB + CONCESSION
grant (sb/sth)
obtain, secure, win

The company has just won a mining concession in the north of the country.

3 (BrE) lower charge for certain groups of people
ADJECTIVE
tax (BrE, AmE)
travel
CONCESSION + VERB
be available to

Travel concessions are available to older people.


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  • concession — [ kɔ̃sesjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1264; lat. concessio 1 ♦ Action de concéder (un droit, un privilège, une terre); acte qui concède. ⇒ cession, 1. don, octroi. Concession d un privilège (⇒ charte) . Faire la concession d un terrain. Concession commerciale,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Concession — may refer to: Concession (politics): failure to challenge or cessation of challenging, as in conceding an election or conceding a game . Concession (contract): a contracted out service, as in concession stand. A contractual right to carry on a… …   Wikipedia

  • concession — con·ces·sion n 1: an act or instance of conceding or yielding 2: something conceded: as a: acknowledgment admission b: something granted esp. as an inducement (as to enter into an agreement) c: a grant of real property esp. by a gov …   Law dictionary

  • concession — CONCESSION. s. f. Le don et l octroi qu un Souverain ou un Seigneur de quelque Terre, fait de quelque privilége, de quelque droit, de quelque grâce, etc. Ce privilége est une concession d un tel Roi. Ils ont eu ce droit, etc. par la concession d… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • Concession — Con*ces sion, n. [L. concessio, fr. concedere: cf. F. concession. See {Concede}.] 1. The act of conceding or yielding; usually implying a demand, claim, or request, and thus distinguished from giving, which is voluntary or spontaneous. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • concession — mid 15c., from O.Fr. concession (14c.) or directly from L. concessionem (nom. concessio) an allowing, conceding, noun of action from concess , pp. stem of concedere (see CONCEDE (Cf. concede)). Meaning right or privilege granted by government is… …   Etymology dictionary

  • concession — [kən sesh′ən] n. [ME & OFr < L concessio < concessus, pp. of concedere] 1. an act or instance of conceding, granting, or yielding 2. a thing conceded or granted; acknowledgment, as of an argument or claim 3. a privilege granted by a… …   English World dictionary

  • Concession — (v. lat.), die Erlaubniß einer Regierung, ein bürgerliches Gewerbe unter gewissen Bedingungen zu betreiben. Die C. gilt nur für die Person, welcher sie ertheilt ist (Concessionär), u. kann nicht durch Erbschaft od. Kauf an eine andere übertragen… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Concession — Concession, lat., Zugeständniß; obrigkeitliche Ermächtigung zu einem Betrieb; Concessionar, der Inhaber einer solchen C.; concessioniren, ermächtigen, genehmigen; concessionirt, genehmigt, erlaubt. Concessive, einräumend, nachgebend …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • concession — *allowance Analogous words: favor, boon, *gift: indulgence, leniency, tolerance, forbearance (see under FORBEARING) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • concession — [n] yielding, adjustment acknowledgment, admission, allowance, assent, authorization, boon, buyback, compromise, confession, copout*, deal, giveback, giving in, grant, indulgence, permission, permit, privilege, rollback, sellout, surrender, trade …   New thesaurus


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