What does concede mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. concede, profess, confessverb

    admit (to a wrongdoing)

    "She confessed that she had taken the money"

  2. concede, yield, grantverb

    be willing to concede

    "I grant you this much"

  3. concede, yield, cede, grantverb

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

  4. concedeverb

    acknowledge defeat

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


  1. concedeverb

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

  2. concedeverb

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

  3. concedeverb

    To admit to be true; to acknowledge.

  4. concedeverb

    To yield or make concession.

  5. concedeverb

    To have a goal or point scored against

  6. concedeverb

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

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To CONCEDEverb

    To yield; to admit; to grant; to let pass undisputed.

    Etymology: concedo, Latin.

    This must not be conceded without limitation. Boyle.

    The atheist, if you do but concede to him that fortune may be an agent, doth presume himself safe and invulnerable. Richard Bentley, Sermons.


  1. concede

    To concede is to admit or acknowledge something, often unwillingly or with reluctance, such as defeat in a competition, the truth of an argument, or the validity of a point. It can also mean to surrender or yield to something, or allow someone to have something like rights, territories or privileges.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Concedeverb

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

  2. Concedeverb

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

  3. Concedeverb

    to admit to be true; to acknowledge

  4. Concedeverb

    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.]

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

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  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

Examples of concede in a Sentence

  1. Stacey Abrams:

    So let's be clear -- this is not a speech of concession, because concession means to acknowledge an action is right, true or proper, as a woman of conscience and faith, I can not concede that. But, my assessment is the law currently allows no further viable remedy. Now, I can certainly bring a new case to keep this one contest alive, but I don't want to hold public office if I need to scheme my way into the post. Because the title of governor isn't nearly as important as our shared title -- voters. And that is why we fight on.

  2. Jibril Belal:

    We reject this referendum and will not concede its outcome because the referendum should be held after we reach a comprehensive political settlement ... and the displaced and refugees return to their villages.

  3. Mauricio Pochettino:

    To concede and lose your captain was a massive emotional impact for the team.

  4. Scott Olson:

    This is not a speech of concession, concession means to acknowledge an action is right, true or proper, i will not concede because the erosion of our democracy is not right.

  5. Dick Durbin:

    It is stark. And I will concede that point.

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