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concede (verb), concedes; conceded; conceding
1. To admit or to acknowledge something, often grudgingly or with reluctance: Jane thought it would be best to concede to her mother that she had eaten some cake before dinner, even though she was on a diet to reduce her weight.
2. To allow, surrender, relinquish, or to yield control; such as, a right or privilege to another person, organization, or country: After serving as a secretary in the company for two years, Doris was going to concede her position to another member of her department.
3. To accept and to acknowledge defeat in a contest, debate, election, or fight; often without waiting for the final result or decision: As soon as the political candidate recognized that she would not win the election, she decided to concede her loss and so she gave a short good-bye speech.
4. To allow an opponent or opposing team to gain something valuable; usually, a goal or points: While playing chess, Tim made up his mind to concede the game to his rival, who was able to win with a checkmate.
5. Etymology: from Latin concedere, "to give way, to yield"; from com-, "together, with" + cedere, "to go, to grant, to give way"
To acknowledge or to admit that something is true.
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To yield or to give up.
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concede (kuhn SEED) (verb), concedes; conceded; conceding
1. To acknowledge that something is true, justified, or proper; even though it is often done reluctantly: Bill had to concede defeat after the other runner passed him just before the finish line.

"Bill, your plan might work," Mary conceded, "but I am still convinced that mine is better."

2. Etymology: from Latin concedere, "to yield, to give way, to go away, to depart"; figuratively "to agree, to consent"; from com-, "with, together" + cedere, "to go, to grant, to give way".
This entry is located in the following unit: English Words in Action, Group C (page 6)