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verb concede pronunciation in American English /kənˈsid/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyconcede
he/she/itconcedes
present participleconceding
past tenseconceded
past participleconceded
  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.

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