Meaning of “concede” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb uk us /kənˈsiːd/

to admit that something is true, even though you do not want to:

[ + (that) ] Even the company chairman concedes that the results are disappointing.
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.
concede defeat

to admit that you have lost a fight, argument, game, etc:

The senator conceded defeat after the first few results were announced.

(Definition of “concede” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)