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concede

con·cede

concede

 
 
pronunciation:
kn sid
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: verb
inflections: conceded, concedes, conceding
definition 1: to admit the truth or justice of.
They argued for some time, but he finally conceded her point.She conceded that she had been wrong.
 
synonyms:
acknowledge, grant
antonyms:
deny, dispute
similar words:
accept, own, recognize
definition 2: to admit one has lost; yield.
The other candidate conceded even before most of the votes were counted.
synonyms:
surrender
similar words:
abdicate
derivation: conceder (n.)
Word Parts
The word concede contains the following part:
ced, ces, -ceed, -cede, -cess Latin root that means to go; to go back or yield