concede ( concedes 3rd person present) ( conceding present participle) ( conceded past tense & past participle )
1 verb If you concede something, you admit, often unwillingly, that it is true or correct.
Bess finally conceded that Nancy was right... V that
`Well,' he conceded, `I do sometimes mumble a bit.'... V with quote
Mr. Chapman conceded the need for Nomura's U.S. unit to improve its trading skills. V n
2 verb If you concede something to someone, you allow them to have it as a right or privilege.
The government conceded the right to establish independent trade unions... V n
Facing total defeat in Vietnam, the French subsequently conceded full independence to Laos. V n to n
3 verb If you concede something, you give it to the person who has been trying to get it from you.
A strike by some ten thousand bank employees has ended after the government conceded some of their demands. V n
4 verb In sport, if you concede goals or points, you are unable to prevent your opponent from scoring them.
They conceded four goals to Leeds United... V n to n
Luton conceded a free kick on the edge of the penalty area. V n
in AM, use give up
5 verb If you concede a game, contest, or argument, you end it by admitting that you can no longer win.
Reiner, 56, has all but conceded the race to his rival... V n to n
Alain Prost finished third and virtually conceded the world championship. V n
6 verb If you concede defeat, you accept that you have lost a struggle.
Airtours conceded defeat in its attempt to take control of holiday industry rival Owners Abroad... V n
He happily conceded the election. V n
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary
1 accept, acknowledge, admit, allow, confess, grant, own
2 cede, give up, hand over, relinquish, surrender, yield
1 contest, deny, disclaim, dispute, protest, refute, reject
2 beat, conquer, defeat, fight to the bitter end, make a stand
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