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Meaning of CONCEDE

Pronunciation:  kun'seed

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  be willing to concede; "I grant you this much..."
  2. [v]  make a clean breast of; "She confessed that she had taken the money"
  3. [v]  acknowledge defeat; "The candidate conceded after enough votes had come in to show that he would lose"
  4. [v]  give over; surrender or relinquish to the physical control of another

CONCEDE is a 7 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: cede, confess, grant, grant, profess, yield, yield
 See Also: acknowledge, admit, agree, concord, concur, forgive, give, give up, hold, surrender



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Con*cede"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Conceded}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Conceding}.] [L. concedere, concessum; con- + cedere
    to go along, give way, yield: cf. F. conc['e]der. See
    1. To yield or suffer; to surrender; to grant; as, to concede
       the point in question. --Boyle.
    2. To grant, as a right or privilege; to make concession of.
    3. To admit to be true; to acknowledge.
             We concede that their citizens were those who lived
             under different forms.                --Burke.
    Syn: To grant; allow; admit; yield; surrender.
  2. \Con*cede"\, v. i.
    To yield or make concession.
          I wished you to concede to America, at a time when she
          prayed concession at our feet.           --Burke.
Thesaurus Terms
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