Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To acknowledge, often reluctantly, as being true, just, or proper; admit: synonym: acknowledge.
  • intransitive verb To acknowledge or admit (defeat).
  • intransitive verb To acknowledge defeat in.
  • intransitive verb To yield or surrender (something owned or disputed, such as land).
  • intransitive verb To yield or grant (a privilege or right, for example).
  • intransitive verb Sports To allow (a goal or point, for example) to be scored by the opposing team or player.
  • intransitive verb To make a concession or acknowledge defeat; yield.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To make a concession of; grant as a right or a privilege; yield up; allow: as, the government conceded the franchise to a foreign syndicate.
  • To admit as true, just, or proper; admit; grant; acquiesce in, either by direct assent or by silent acceptance. See concession.
  • To make concession; grant a petition, or accept a disputed or disputable point; yield; admit.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To yield or suffer; to surrender; to grant.
  • transitive verb To grant, as a right or privilege; to make concession of.
  • transitive verb To admit to be true; to acknowledge.
  • intransitive verb To yield or make concession.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To yield or suffer; to surrender; to grant; as, to concede the point in question.
  • verb To grant, as a right or privilege; to make concession of.
  • verb To admit to be true; to acknowledge.
  • verb To yield or make concession.
  • verb sports To have a goal or point scored against
  • verb cricket (of a bowler) to have runs scored off of one's bowling.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb acknowledge defeat
  • verb admit (to a wrongdoing)
  • verb give over; surrender or relinquish to the physical control of another
  • verb be willing to concede

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French concéder, from Latin concēdere : com-, intensive pref.; see com– + cēdere, to yield; see ked- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Old French conceder, from Latin concedō ("give way, yield"), from con- ("wholly") + cedō ("to yield, give way, to go, grant"), from Proto-Indo-European *ked- (“to go, yield”).

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