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.

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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  1. Verbs Frequency

    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. Olena Zelenska:

    You ca n’t just concede parts of your territory, it's like conceding freedom, even if we would consider [ it ], the aggressor would not stop at that.

  2. John Thune:

    Well, I mean, I don't know that President Donald Trump's ever going to concede. That's a decision ultimately President Donald Trump'll have to make.

  3. Clifford Villalon:

    People do not comply because they do not accede. But when they know they will succeed, that is the time they will concede.

  4. Abilene Police Chief Stan Stanridge:

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

  5. Tyrone Hall:

    We fear having to concede on too many issues that would damage the very integrity of the Paris Agreement.

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