concede
verb (conceded; conceding) Etymology: French or Latin; French concéder, from Latin concedere, from com- + cedere to yield Date: 1626 transitive verb 1. to grant as a right or privilege 2. a. to accept as true, valid, or accurate <
the right of the state to tax is generally conceded
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b. to acknowledge grudgingly or hesitantly <
conceded that it might be a good idea
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intransitive verb to make concession ; yield Synonyms: see grantconcededly adverbconceder noun

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  • concede — CONCÉDE, concéd, vb. III. tranz. (livr.) A îngădui, a încuviinţa; a ceda un drept, un privilegiu etc. – Din fr. concéder. Trimis de dante, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  CONCÉDE vb. v. accepta, admite, aproba, concesiona, consimţi, încuviinţa,… …   Dicționar Român

  • concede — [kən sēd′] vt. conceded, conceding [L concedere < com , with + cedere, to go, grant, CEDE] 1. to admit as true or valid; acknowledge [to concede a point in argument] 2. to admit as certain or proper [to concede victory to an opponent] 3. to… …   English World dictionary

  • Concede — Con*cede (k[o^]n*s[=e]d ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Conceded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Conceding}.] [L. concedere, concessum; con + cedere to go along, give way, yield: cf. F. conc[ e]der. See {Cede}.] 1. To yield or suffer; to surrender; to grant; as, to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • concede — UK US /kənˈsiːd/ verb ► [T] to admit that something exists or is true, often unwillingly: concede that »The chairman conceded that shareholders had been impacted by the decline in market prices . »The insurers ultimately conceded liability for… …   Financial and business terms

  • Concede — Con*cede , v. i. To yield or make concession. [1913 Webster] I wished you to concede to America, at a time when she prayed concession at our feet. Burke. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • concede — I verb abide by, accede, accept, acknowledge, acquiesce, affirm, agree, agree in principle, allow, arrive at an agreement, assent, be persuaded, come to terms, comply with, concedere, consent, endorse, endure, give in, grant, impart, permit,… …   Law dictionary

  • concédé — concédé, ée (kon sé dé, dée) part. passé. Les terres concédées par l État aux colons …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • concede — 1630s, from M.Fr. concéder or directly from L. concedere give way, yield, go away, depart, retire, figuratively agree, consent, give precedence, from com , intensive prefix (see COM (Cf. com )), + cedere to go, grant, give way (see CEDE (Cf.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • concede — 1 *grant, allow Analogous words: admit, *acknowledge: waive, cede (see RELINQUISH) Antonyms: dispute Contrasted words: argue, debate, *discuss, agitate 2 * …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • concede — [v] acknowledge, give in accept, accord, admit, allow, avow, award, bury the hatchet*, capitulate, cave in, cede, confess, cry uncle*, ditto*, fess up*, fold, give up, go along with, go with the flow*, grant, hand over, knuckle under, let on, own …   New thesaurus

  • concede — ► VERB 1) finally admit or agree that something is true. 2) surrender (a possession, advantage, or right). 3) admit defeat in (a match or contest). 4) fail to prevent an opponent scoring (a goal or point). ORIGIN Latin concedere, from cedere… …   English terms dictionary

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