Concede Definition

conceded, concedes, conceding
conceded, concedes, conceding
To admit as true or valid; acknowledge.
To concede a point in argument.
Webster's New World
To acknowledge as certain or proper.
A candidate conceding defeat on election night.
Webster's New World
To acknowledge defeat in an election.
Webster's New World
To end (an unfinished match or contest) by declaring that one has been defeated.
To concede a baseball game if down by ten runs.
Webster's New World
To yield or surrender (something owned or disputed, such as land).
Conceded the region when signing the treaty.
American Heritage

Origin of Concede

  • Old French conceder, from Latin concedō (“give way, yield”), from con- (“wholly”) + cedō (“to yield, give way, to go, grant”), from Proto-Indo-European *ked- (“to go, yield”).

    From Wiktionary

  • French concéder from Latin concēdere com- intensive pref. com– cēdere to yield ked- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition


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