1 admit, make a clean breast of; "She confessed that she had taken the money" [syn: profess, confess]
4 acknowledge defeat; "The candidate conceded after enough votes had come in to show that he would lose"
Etymologyconcedere "give way, yield," from com- + cedere "to go, grant, give way", from Proto-Indo-European base *ked- "to go, yield".
- Rhymes: -iːd
Concession can mean either:
- Concession (politics): failure to challenge or cessation of challenging, as in "conceding an election" or "conceding a game".
- Concession (contract): a contracted-out service, as in concession stand.
- a contractual right to carry on a certain kind of business or activity in an area, such as to explore or develop its natural resources.
- Concession (discount): in UK English, a price discount for a certain category of person.
- Concession (territory): an area within one country that is administered by another, usually conceded by a weaker country to a stronger one.
- Concession: a village in Nova Scotia
- Concession road: a grid-based road system in Ontario and Quebec
concede in German: Konzession
concede in Spanish: Concesión
concede in Esperanto: Koncesio
concede in French: Concession
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