An example of concede is a political candidate giving a speech saying they've lost to their opponent.
transitive verb-·ced′ed, -·ced′ing
- to admit as true or valid; acknowledge: to concede a point in argument
- to acknowledge as certain or proper: a candidate conceding defeat on election night
- to end (an unfinished match or contest) by declaring that one has been defeated: to concede a baseball game if down by ten runs
- to grant as a right, privilege, or favor: to concede autonomy to local governments, to concede a gimme in a golf match
Origin of concedeClassical Latin concedere from com-, with + cedere, to go, grant, cede
- to make a concession
- to acknowledge defeat in an election
verbcon·ced·ed, con·ced·ing, con·cedes
- To acknowledge, often reluctantly, as being true, just, or proper; admit: conceded that we made a mistake. See Synonyms at acknowledge.
- a. To acknowledge or admit (defeat).b. To acknowledge defeat in: concede an election; concede a chess match.
- 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.
Origin of concedeFrench concéder from Latin concēdere com- intensive pref. ; see com- . cēdere to yield ; see ked- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present concedes, present participle conceding, simple past and past participle conceded)
- To yield or suffer; to surrender; to grant; as, to concede the point in question.
- He conceded the race once it was clear he could not win.
- Kendall conceded defeat once she realized she could not win in a battle of wits.
- To grant, as a right or privilege; to make concession of.
- To admit to be true; to acknowledge.
- To yield or make concession.
- (sports) To have a goal or point scored against
- (cricket) (of a bowler) to have runs scored off of one's bowling.