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Date: 1400-1500
Language: French
Origin: concéder, from Latin concedere, from com- ( COM-) + cedere ( CEDE)

concede

verb
     
con‧cede
1

admit something is true

[intransitive and transitive] to admit that something is true or correct, although you wish it were not true [↪ concession]:
'That's the only possible solution.' 'Yes, I suppose so,' Charles conceded.
concede (that)
I conceded that I had made a number of errors.
2

admit defeat

[intransitive and transitive] to admit that you are not going to win a game, argument, battle etc [↪ concession]:
The Georgian forces defended the capital but were finally obliged to concede.
In May 1949, Stalin conceded defeat and reopened land access to Berlin.
3

concede a goal/point/penalty

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.
4

give something as a right

[transitive] to give something to someone as a right or privilege, often unwillingly [↪ concession]
concede something to somebody
The king finally agreed to concede further powers to Parliament.
Finally the company conceded wage increases to their workers.

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