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CONCEDE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does concede mean? 

CONCEDE (verb)
  The verb CONCEDE has 4 senses:

1. admit, make a clean breast of
2. be willing to concede
3. give over; surrender or relinquish to the physical control of another
4. acknowledge defeat

  Familiarity information: CONCEDE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


CONCEDE (verb)


Sense 1concede [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Admit, make a clean breast of

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

concede; confess; profess

Context example:

She confessed that she had taken the money

Hypernyms (to "concede" is one way to...):

acknowledge; admit (declare to be true or admit the existence or reality or truth of)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "concede"):

fess up; own up (admit or acknowledge a wrongdoing or error)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Sense 2concede [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be willing to concede

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

concede; grant; yield

Context example:

I grant you this much

Hypernyms (to "concede" is one way to...):

agree; concord; concur; hold (be in accord; be in agreement)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "concede"):

forgive (stop blaming or grant forgiveness)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody something
Somebody ----s something to somebody
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Somebody ----s to somebody


Sense 3concede [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Give over; surrender or relinquish to the physical control of another

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

cede; concede; yield; grant

Hypernyms (to "concede" is one way to...):

give (transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Sense 4concede [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Acknowledge defeat

Classified under:

Verbs of fighting, athletic activities

Context example:

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

Hypernyms (to "concede" is one way to...):

give up; surrender (give up or agree to forgo to the power or possession of another)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


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