concede, profess, confess(verb)
admit (to a wrongdoing)
"She confessed that she had taken the money"
concede, yield, grant(verb)
be willing to concede
"I grant you this much"
ease up, grant, give way, pay, bear, return, allow, confess, allot, afford, knuckle under, give in, succumb, soften, give, move over, deed over, generate, cede, buckle under, yield, profess, award, render, relent, accord
concede, yield, cede, grant(verb)
give over; surrender or relinquish to the physical control of another
ease up, grant, give way, pay, deliver, bear, surrender, return, allow, confess, allot, afford, knuckle under, give in, succumb, soften, give, give up, move over, deed over, generate, cede, buckle under, yield, profess, award, render, relent, accord
"The candidate conceded after enough votes had come in to show that he would lose"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
We allow that which we do not attempt to hinder; we permit that to which we give some express authorization. When this is given verbally it is called permission; when in writing it is commonly called a permit. There are establishments that any one will be allowed to visit without challenge or hindrance; there are others that no one is allowed to visit without a permit from the manager; there are others to which visitors are admitted at specified times, without a formal permit. We allow a child's innocent intrusion; we concede a right; grant a request; consent to a sale of property; permit an inspection of accounts; sanction a marriage; tolerate the rudeness of a well-meaning servant; submit to a surgical operation; yield to a demand or necessity against our wish or will, or yield something under compulsion; as, the sheriff yielded the keys at the muzzle of a revolver, and allowed the mob to enter. Suffer, in the sense of mild concession, is now becoming rare, its place being taken by allow, permit, or tolerate. Compare PERMISSION.
See also synonyms for PROHIBIT.
To allow of (in best recent usage, simply to allow) such an action; allow one in such a course; allow for spending-money.
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How to use concede in a sentence?
We will concede to the will of the people that we need to build the country first, but once the country stands on its feet, we will not accept less than a true, total, liberal, democratic (society).
The players honoured the France shirt. It’s a defeat, we must admit it. We concede the defeat but it’s also frustrating, the game was lost on details but also on( refereeing) decisions, it’s very frustrating.
So let's be clear -- this is not a speech of concession, because concession means to acknowledge an action is right, true or proper, as a woman of conscience and faith, I can not concede that. But, my assessment is the law currently allows no further viable remedy. Now, I can certainly bring a new case to keep this one contest alive, but I don't want to hold public office if I need to scheme my way into the post. Because the title of governor isn't nearly as important as our shared title -- voters. And that is why we fight on.
I'm not prepared to concede that.
People do not comply because they do not accede. But when they know they will succeed, that is the time they will concede.
Translations for concede
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- признавам, отстъпвамBulgarian
- zugeben, zugestehen, einräumenGerman
- conceder, cederSpanish
- myöntää, päästää, tunnustaa, luovuttaaFinnish
- céder, concéder, admettre, reconnaîtreFrench
- aidichScottish Gaelic
- ויתר, קיבלHebrew
- 認める, 譲歩するJapanese
- medgi, erkjenne, gi opp, bevilge, slippe inn, innrømme, godtgjøreNorwegian
- avträda, erkänna, ge upp, medge, bevilja, tillstå, släppa in, avståSwedish
- taviz vermek, ödün vermek, itiraf etmek, teslim etmekTurkish
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