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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.


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