concede


concede
01. He was finally obliged to [concede] that he was wrong when the results of the experiment were revealed.
02. She will never [concede] that I am right even if she knows it is true.
03. The government has granted tax [concessions] to new companies which create at least 50 permanent jobs.
04. She finally [conceded] that she was wrong.
05. Management finally [conceded] the workers' right to unionize after a long and bitter battle.
06. The federal government has [conceded] to the Quebec government its right to oversee immigration to the province.
07. Management was forced to make a number of [concessions] to the union in order to avoid an expensive strike.
08. American Vice-President Al Gore was eventually obliged to [concede] the presidential election to George W. Bush after the Supreme Court of Florida halted the recount of questionable ballots in that state.
09. The President said a lot of progress had been made, but had to [concede] that the agreement fell short of what he had hoped for.
10. The best chess player in the world had to [concede] defeat to a computer when he realized that he simply couldn't beat it.
11. Marx and Freud both [conceded] that religion does contribute somewhat to happiness, satisfaction and hope.
12. The union made some minor [concessions] in their negotiations with management in order to avoid a strike.
13. Edmund Burke once stated that the [concessions] of the weak are the [concessions] of fear.
14. In May of 1994, President F.W. DeKlerk [conceded] victory to Nelson Mandela in South Africa's historic first all-race elections.
15. The Prime Minister has made major [concessions] to the provinces in their discussions on power-sharing.

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  • concede — [kən sēd′] vt. conceded, conceding [L concedere < com , with + cedere, to go, grant, CEDE] 1. to admit as true or valid; acknowledge [to concede a point in argument] 2. to admit as certain or proper [to concede victory to an opponent] 3. to… …   English World dictionary

  • Concede — Con*cede (k[o^]n*s[=e]d ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Conceded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Conceding}.] [L. concedere, concessum; con + cedere to go along, give way, yield: cf. F. conc[ e]der. See {Cede}.] 1. To yield or suffer; to surrender; to grant; as, to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • concede — UK US /kənˈsiːd/ verb ► [T] to admit that something exists or is true, often unwillingly: concede that »The chairman conceded that shareholders had been impacted by the decline in market prices . »The insurers ultimately conceded liability for… …   Financial and business terms

  • Concede — Con*cede , v. i. To yield or make concession. [1913 Webster] I wished you to concede to America, at a time when she prayed concession at our feet. Burke. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • concédé — concédé, ée (kon sé dé, dée) part. passé. Les terres concédées par l État aux colons …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • concede — 1630s, from M.Fr. concéder or directly from L. concedere give way, yield, go away, depart, retire, figuratively agree, consent, give precedence, from com , intensive prefix (see COM (Cf. com )), + cedere to go, grant, give way (see CEDE (Cf.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • concede — 1 *grant, allow Analogous words: admit, *acknowledge: waive, cede (see RELINQUISH) Antonyms: dispute Contrasted words: argue, debate, *discuss, agitate 2 * …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • concede — [v] acknowledge, give in accept, accord, admit, allow, avow, award, bury the hatchet*, capitulate, cave in, cede, confess, cry uncle*, ditto*, fess up*, fold, give up, go along with, go with the flow*, grant, hand over, knuckle under, let on, own …   New thesaurus

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