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English verb: concede

1. concede (communication) admit (to a wrongdoing)


SamplesShe confessed that she had taken the money.


Synonymsconfess, profess


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)acknowledge, admit


Narrower (hyponym)fess up, make a clean breast of, own up

2. concede (communication) be willing to concede


SamplesI grant you this much.


Synonymsgrant, yield


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE.
Somebody ----s to somebody


Broader (hypernym)agree, concord, concur, hold


Narrower (hyponym)forgive

3. concede (possession) give over; surrender or relinquish to the physical control of another


Synonymscede, grant, yield


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Broader (hypernym)give

4. concede (competition) acknowledge defeat


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


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)give up, surrender









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