AskDefine | Define concede

Dictionary Definition



1 admit, make a clean breast of; "She confessed that she had taken the money" [syn: profess, confess]
2 be willing to concede; "I grant you this much" [syn: yield, grant]
3 give over; surrender or relinquish to the physical control of another [syn: yield, cede, grant]
4 acknowledge defeat; "The candidate conceded after enough votes had come in to show that he would lose"

User Contributed Dictionary



concedere "give way, yield," from com- + cedere "to go, grant, give way", from Proto-Indo-European base *ked- "to go, yield".



  1. To yield or suffer; to surrender; to grant; as, to concede the point in question.
  2. To grant, as a right or privilege; to make concession of.
  3. To admit to be true; to acknowledge.
  4. To yield or make concession.
  5. (of a bowler) to have runs scored off of one's bowling.

Related terms


to admit to be true




Extensive Definition

Concession can mean either:
concede in German: Konzession
concede in Spanish: Concesión
concede in Esperanto: Koncesio
concede in French: Concession

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

abandon, accept, accord, acknowledge, admit, admit everything, admit exceptions, agree provisionally, allow, allow for, assent grudgingly, avow, award, cede, come clean, confess, consider, consider the circumstances, consider the source, cop a plea, discount, disregard, express general agreement, give up, go along with, grant, let on, lift temporarily, make allowance for, not oppose, open up, out with it, own, own up, plead guilty, provide for, recognize, relax, relax the condition, relinquish, resign, set aside, spill, spill it, spit it out, submit, surrender, take account of, take into account, take into consideration, tell all, tell the truth, vouchsafe, waive, warrant, yield
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