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verb concede pronunciation in American English /kənˈsid/
Word Forms
present tense
present participleconceding
past tenseconceded
past participleconceded
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  1. 1
    [transitive] to admit that something is true
    concede that:

    Myers was forced to concede that competition had badly affected profits.

    “All right,” Matt conceded, “I probably made a mistake.”

  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] to stop trying to win a war, competition, or argument because you realize that you cannot win it

    Holyfield had to concede in the ninth round due to a head injury.

    concede defeat:

    Despite the result, he refuses to concede defeat.

  3. 3
    [transitive] to give something that you own or control to someone so that they own or control it

    Fox will have to concede some of its broadcasting rights for sporting events.

    1. a.
      to be defeated by someone in a game or war and give them something that you previously had
  4. 4
    [transitive] if you concede a goal, point, or game, the person or team you are playing scores a goal or point or wins a game


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