|Origin:||Latin concessio, from concedere; CONCEDE|
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something that you allow someone to have in order to end an argument or a disagreement [↪ concede]
something you allow somebody[countable]
a policy of no concessions to terrorists
The British were not prepared to make any concessions.
his readiness to make concessions on many of the issues raised
We will try to force further concessions from the government.
a special right that a particular person or group of people is allowed to have, for example by the government or an employer, or the act of giving or allowing something as a right:
a right[uncountable and countable]
the ending of tax concessions for home owners
the import/export concessions that had been granted to the island
the concession of autonomy to the universities
a reduction in the price of tickets, fees etc for certain groups of people, for example old people or children [= reduction]:
price reduction[countable] British EnglishPEW
To qualify for travel concessions you have to be 60.
Open daily, adults £4, concessions £2 (=people who have the right to a concession pay £2).
a change in your behaviour that you make because of a particular situation or idea:
change of behaviour[countable]
He took off his jacket as a concession to the heat.
He made no concessions to fashion.
business[countable] American English
the right to have a business in a particular place, especially in a place owned by someone else:
The company owns valuable logging and mining concessions.
a small business that sells things in a place owned by someone else:
Joe runs a hamburger concession in the mall.
the things sold at a concession stand