See also: concédé, concedé, and concède

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Etymology

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From Middle English [Term?], from Old French conceder, from Latin concēdō (give way, yield), from con- (wholly) + cēdō (to yield, give way, to go, grant), from Proto-Indo-European *ked- (to go, yield).

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concede (third-person singular simple present concedes, present participle conceding, simple past and past participle conceded)

  1. To yield or suffer; to surrender; to grant
    I have to concede the argument.
    He conceded the race once it was clear he could not win.
    Kendall conceded defeat once she realized she could not win in a battle of wits.
  2. To grant, as a right or privilege; to make concession of.
  3. To admit or agree to be true; to acknowledge.
    • 2022 January 12, Paul Stephen, “Network News: Vere admits to Lords: IRP lacks information”, in RAIL, number 948, page 10:
      Transport Minister Baroness Vere has conceded that the Government does not yet know how its flagship £96 billion Integrated Rail Plan "will actually work on the ground".
  4. To yield or make concession.
  5. (sports) To have a goal or point scored against
    I don't know how they conceded that goal; their defense was so solid.
    • 2011 October 2, Jonathan Jurejko, “Bolton 1 - 5 Chelsea”, in BBC Sport[1]:
      The visitors arrived at the Reebok Stadium boasting an impressive record of winning their last eight Premier League games there without conceding a goal.
  6. (cricket) (of a bowler) to have runs scored off of one's bowling.

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Collocations

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  • concede defeat

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Galician

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concede

  1. inflection of conceder:
    1. third-person singular present indicative
    2. second-person singular imperative

Italian

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Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /konˈt͡ʃɛ.de/
  • Rhymes: -ɛde
  • Hyphenation: con‧cè‧de

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concede

  1. third-person singular present indicative of concedere

Latin

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concēde

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of concēdō

Portuguese

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concede

  1. inflection of conceder:
    1. third-person singular present indicative
    2. second-person singular imperative

Romanian

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Etymology

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Borrowed from French concéder.

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a concede (third-person singular present conced, past participle conces) 3rd conj.

  1. to concede

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Spanish

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concede

  1. inflection of conceder:
    1. third-person singular present indicative
    2. second-person singular imperative