Concede meaning

kən-sēd'
The definition of concede means to acknowledge or admit.

An example of concede is a political candidate giving a speech saying they've lost to their opponent.

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To acknowledge or admit (defeat).
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To acknowledge, often reluctantly, as being true, just, or proper; admit.

Conceded that we made a mistake.

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To acknowledge defeat in.

Concede an election; concede a chess match.

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To yield or surrender (something owned or disputed, such as land).

Conceded the region when signing the treaty.

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To yield or grant (a privilege or right, for example).
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To allow (a goal or point, for example) to be scored by the opposing team or player.
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To make a concession or acknowledge defeat; yield.

The losing candidate conceded after the polls had closed.

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To admit as true or valid; acknowledge.

To concede a point in argument.

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To acknowledge as certain or proper.

A candidate conceding defeat on election night.

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To end (an unfinished match or contest) by declaring that one has been defeated.

To concede a baseball game if down by ten runs.

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To grant as a right, privilege, or favor.

To concede autonomy to local governments, to concede a gimme in a golf match.

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To make a concession.
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To acknowledge defeat in an election.
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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.

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To grant, as a right or privilege; to make concession of.
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To admit to be true; to acknowledge.
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To yield or make concession.
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(sports) To have a goal or point scored against.
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(cricket) (of a bowler) To have runs scored off of one's bowling.
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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”).