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concede

verb
 
 
/kənˈsiːd/
ADMIT [T] to admit that something is true, even though you do not want to: [+ (that)] Even the company chairman concedes that the results are disappointing.Admitting and confessingAccepting and agreeing reluctantlyAccepting and agreeingApproving and approval
GIVE [I, T] to allow someone to have something, even though you do not want to: We must try not to concede any more points to the opposition. The government will not concede to rebel demands.Giving, providing and supplyingAccepting and agreeing reluctantlyAccepting and agreeingApproving and approval
concede defeat to admit that you have lost a fight, argument, game, etc: The senator conceded defeat after the first few results were announced.Accepting and agreeing reluctantlyAccepting and agreeingApproving and approvalLosing and being defeatedScoring, winning and losing in sport
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