Home

Cite

Meaning of concede

con•cede

Pronunciation: (kun-sēd'), [key]
— v., -ced•ed, -ced•ing.
—v.t.
  1. to acknowledge as true, just, or proper; admit: He finally conceded that she was right.
  2. to acknowledge (an opponent's victory, score, etc.) before it is officially established: to concede an election before all the votes are counted.
  3. to grant as a right or privilege; yield: to concede a longer vacation for all employees.
—v.i.
  1. to make concession; yield; admit: She was so persistent that I conceded at last.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
See also: