|Origin:||concéder, from Latin concedere, from com- ( COM-) + cedere ( CEDE)|
to admit that something is true or correct, although you wish it were not true [↪ concession]:
admit something is true[intransitive and transitive]
'That's the only possible solution.' 'Yes, I suppose so,' Charles conceded.
I conceded that I had made a number of errors.
to admit that you are not going to win a game, argument, battle etc [↪ concession]:
admit defeat[intransitive and transitive]
The Georgian forces defended the capital but were finally obliged to concede.
In May 1949, Stalin conceded defeat and reopened land access to Berlin.
to not be able to stop your opponent from getting a goal during a game:
The team has conceded only 19 goals in 28 games.
to give something to someone as a right or privilege, often unwillingly [↪ concession]
give something as a right[transitive]
concede something to somebody
The king finally agreed to concede further powers to Parliament.
Finally the company conceded wage increases to their workers.