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Definition of "concede" []

  • To acknowledge, often reluctantly, as being true, just, or proper; admit. See Synonyms at acknowledge. (verb-transitive)
  • To yield or grant (a privilege or right, for example). (verb-transitive)
  • To make a concession: yield: The losing candidate conceded at midnight after the polls had closed. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "concede" in a sentence
  • "In some ways, this would be worse for conservatives — unless Congress was also willing to repeal very popular regulations (which even conservatives concede is a non-starter), the result will be the bankruptcy of insurance companies and a paved road to socialized insurance."
  • "David Hollander, also at South Florida, found some of the first plumes of the oil beneath the surface, something that government officials first disputed but now concede is real."
  • "I think the paradox claim you concede is unnecessary."