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concede

con·cede

concede

 
 
pronunciation:
kn sid
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: conceded, concedes, conceding
definition 1: to acknowledge the truth, justice, or propriety of; admit.
After some argument, he conceded her point.I concede that my son was in the wrong, but I don't think he deserves suspension from school.
 
synonyms:
acknowledge, admit, allow, assent to, grant
antonyms:
deny, disallow, dispute
similar words:
accept, agree, own, recognize
definition 2: to grant as a right or privilege.
The government conceded the group's right to protest.The court conceded his claim to the property.
synonyms:
accord, grant, vouchsafe
antonyms:
deny
similar words:
allow, award, confess, give, present
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to yield.
The losing candidate conceded before most of the votes were counted.
synonyms:
acquiesce, capitulate, surrender, yield
similar words:
abdicate, assent, come around, come round, disclaim
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derivation: conceder (n.)
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