What does concede mean?

Definitions for concedekənˈsid

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word concede.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. concede, profess, confess(verb)

    admit (to a wrongdoing)

    "She confessed that she had taken the money"

  2. concede, yield, grant(verb)

    be willing to concede

    "I grant you this much"

  3. concede, yield, cede, grant(verb)

    give over; surrender or relinquish to the physical control of another

  4. concede(verb)

    acknowledge defeat

    "The candidate conceded after enough votes had come in to show that he would lose"


  1. concede(Verb)

    To yield or suffer; to surrender; to grant; as, to concede the point in question.

  2. concede(Verb)

    To grant, as a right or privilege; to make concession of.

  3. concede(Verb)

    To admit to be true; to acknowledge.

  4. concede(Verb)

    To yield or make concession.

  5. concede(Verb)

    To have a goal or point scored against

  6. concede(Verb)

    (of a bowler) to have runs scored off of one's bowling.

  7. Origin: conceder, from concedo, from con- + cedo, from ked-.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Concede(verb)

    to yield or suffer; to surrender; to grant; as, to concede the point in question

  2. Concede(verb)

    to grant, as a right or privilege; to make concession of

  3. Concede(verb)

    to admit to be true; to acknowledge

  4. Concede(verb)

    to yield or make concession

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Concede

    kon-sēd′, v.t. to cede or give up: to quit: to surrender: to admit: to grant.—v.i. to admit or grant.—n. Conced′er. [L. concedĕre, -cessumcon, wholly and cedĕre, to yield.]

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'concede' in Verbs Frequency: #772


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of concede in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of concede in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Richard Milhous Nixon:

    I concede

  2. President Obama:

    You need to concede.

  3. Edward Lowassa:

    If it's not, I won't concede.

  4. George Pell:

    I would concede I should have done more.

  5. Abilene Police Chief Stan Stanridge:

    We readily concede that the issue is very concerning, but we do not believe it is criminal.

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