Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “concession”

See all translations

concession

noun uk   /kənˈseʃ.ən/ us  

concession noun (SOMETHING ALLOWED)

C2 [C or U] something that is allowed or given up, often in order to end a disagreement, or the act of allowing or giving this: Both sides involved in the conflict made some concessions in yesterday's talks. He stated firmly that no concessions will be made to the strikers.
See also
[U] the act of admitting defeat: The former president's concession came even before all the votes had been counted. a concession speech
More examples

concession noun (LOWER PRICE)

C2 [C] UK a reduction in the usual price of something, made available to students, old people, etc.: You can get travel concessions if you are under 26.

concession noun (RIGHT)

(Definition of concession from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of concession?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “concession” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

pup

a baby of particular animals, or a puppy

Word of the Day

I won’t tolerate it! Replacing formal words with phrasal verbs.

by Liz Walter,
April 01, 2015
When you are using a language, it is important to understand if a word is formal or informal, so that you can use it in an appropriate way. You might hear people saying dosh for money, or spud for potato, but they wouldn’t write those words in a formal essay. Similarly, a

Read More 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Read More