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Definition 1: admit (to a wrongdoing) - [verb of communication]

Samples where concede or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She confessed that she had taken the money

Synonyms for concede in the sense of this definition

(concede is a kind of ...) declare to be true or admit the existence or reality or truth of

"He admitted his errors" "She acknowledged that she might have forgotten"

(... is a kind of concede ) admit or acknowledge a wrongdoing or error

"the writer of the anonymous letter owned up after they identified his handwriting"

Definition 2: be willing to concede - [verb of communication]

Samples where concede or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I grant you this much

Synonyms for concede in the sense of this definition

(concede is a kind of ...) be in accord; be in agreement

"We agreed on the terms of the settlement" "I can't agree with you!" "I hold with those who say life is sacred" "Both philosophers concord on this point"

(... is a kind of concede ) stop blaming or grant forgiveness

"I forgave him his infidelity" "She cannot forgive him for forgetting her birthday"

Definition 3: acknowledge defeat - [verb of competition]

Samples where concede or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The candidate conceded after enough votes had come in to show that he would lose

(concede is a kind of ...) give up or agree to forgo to the power or possession of another

"The last Taleban fighters finally surrendered"

Definition 4: give over; surrender or relinquish to the physical control of another - [verb of possession]

Synonyms for concede in the sense of this definition

(concede is a kind of ...) transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody

"I gave her my money" "can you give me lessons?" "She gave the children lots of love and tender loving care"

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