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English definition of “concede”

concede

verb (ADMIT)    /kənˈsiːd/
C2 [T] to admit, often unwillingly, that something is true: [+ (that)] The government has conceded (that) the new tax policy has been a disaster. [+ speech] "Well okay, perhaps I was a little hard on her," he conceded. → See also concessionAdmitting and confessing [I or T] to admit that you have lost in a competition: He kept on arguing and wouldn't concede defeat. She conceded even before all the votes had been counted.Admitting and confessingLosing and being defeatedScoring, winning and losing in sport
(Definition of concede verb (ADMIT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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