concede

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v concede be willing to concede "I grant you this much"
    • v concede admit (to a wrongdoing) "She confessed that she had taken the money"
    • v concede acknowledge defeat "The candidate conceded after enough votes had come in to show that he would lose"
    • v concede give over; surrender or relinquish to the physical control of another
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Concede To admit to be true; to acknowledge. "We concede that their citizens were those who lived under different forms."
    • Concede To grant, as a right or privilege; to make concession of.
    • v. i Concede To yield or make concession. "I wished you to concede to America, at a time when she prayed concession at our feet."
    • Concede To yield or suffer; to surrender; to grant; as, to concede the point in question.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • concede To make a concession of; grant as a right or a privilege; yield up; allow: as, the government conceded the franchise to a foreign syndicate.
    • concede To admit as true, just, or proper; admit; grant; acquiesce in, either by direct assent or by silent acceptance. See concession.
    • concede To make concession; grant a petition, or accept a disputed or disputable point; yield; admit.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Concede kon-sēd′ to cede or give up: to quit: to surrender: to admit: to grant
    • v.i Concede to admit or grant
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Quotations

  • Gayle Sayers
    Gayle Sayers
    “When you step onto that field, you cannot concede a thing.”
  • Kim Carnes
    Kim Carnes
    “She concedes that she's the one she pleases.”
  • Horace
    Horace
    “The power of daring anything their fancy suggest, as always been conceded to the painter and the poet.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. concedere, concessum,; con-, + cedere, to go along, give way, yield: cf. F. concéder,. See Cede

Usage

In literature:

Might it not be that no search was made for him, his death being conceded?
"Oswald Langdon" by Carson Jay Lee
That point is conceded already.
"Masterpieces of Negro Eloquence" by Various
The Federalists had to concede the defeat of their ticket.
"Union and Democracy" by Allen Johnson
The country so accepted it, trade and commerce demanded it, and old political leaders conceded it.
"A Political History of the State of New York, Volumes 1-3" by DeAlva Stanwood Alexander
I can only regard such exclusiveness as misleading, though conceding the many-sidedness of these great writers.
"A Book for All Readers" by Ainsworth Rand Spofford
It is now conceded that the deal is quite an advantage, because of the opportunity it gives the Dealer to strike the first blow.
"Auction of To-day" by Milton C. Work
Once concede that there may be a freeman in one sense of it, who is not so in another, and the whole ground is surrendered.
"Diary in America, Series One" by Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
Let us begin by conceding that there may be new Laws.
"Natural Law in the Spiritual World" by Henry Drummond
He conceded that the captain did not look very well.
"Chance" by Joseph Conrad
Like a sensible fellow, Dick conceded the point.
"Rookwood" by William Harrison Ainsworth
It is universally conceded, that longevity is the privileged possession of some lineages.
"The Physical Life of Woman:" by Dr. George H Napheys
De Caen solicited an interview with Champlain, which was conceded.
"The Rise of Canada, from Barbarism to Wealth and Civilisation" by Charles Roger
The Constitution embraces all that any State can reasonably ask or honorably concede.
"A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention" by Lucius Eugene Chittenden
The pope, also, was offended because he had conceded so much to the Protestants, and the Turks pressed him on the side of Hungary.
"A Modern History, From the Time of Luther to the Fall of Napoleon" by John Lord
But the great wrangle was over the extent to which Responsible Government had been conceded.
"The Tribune of Nova Scotia" by W. L. (William Lawson) Grant
They would concede nothing, and would stand up and fight if the word concession were named to them.
"Ralph the Heir" by Anthony Trollope
The agent at Quebec wished to take the whole hundred in a lump, but only eleven were conceded to him.
"Mystic London:" by Charles Maurice Davies
He was willing to concede the exercise of British authority on board American merchantmen on the high seas.
"Sea Power in its Relations to the War of 1812" by Alfred Thayer Mahan
At the same time, I concede that there can be no such thing as forced arbitration.
"Up the Forked River" by Edward Sylvester Ellis
He heard his own name demanded and conceded.
"The Wife of Sir Isaac Harman" by H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
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In poetry:

We find the process good and true,
With regular procedure;
And on the whole there comes to view
The proofs the facts concede you.
"John Marshall's Divorce" by Samuel Alfred Beadle
But ye, O suns! concede the boon
To those whose baffled eyes aspire
To search your syllables of fire,
And read Orion's telic rune—
"The Testimony of the Suns" by George Sterling
All that thou dreamest of paramount power
Fate shall concede to thee, chieftain sublime!
Yet shall it prove but the joy of an hour;
Fortune avenges her favors ... with time!
"To The Portrait Of Napoleon, As First Consul" by John Lawson Stoddard
THE whole our judge conceded;—could he less?
The secret of his recent change of dress
Was promised to be kept: and that unknown,
E'en cuckoldom again might there have flown.
"The Little Dog" by Jean de La Fontaine
He is a Ruler, whose command
The myriads of the skies obey,
As in the hollow of His hand
He holds all human destiny.
The tempest wild concedes his will,
And calms before His "Peace, be still."
"Echoes From Galilee." by Alfred Castner King
ALACIEL readily to this agreed;
And favours fondly promised to concede;
T'ensure, indeed, his guarding her throughout,
They were to be conferred upon the route,
From time to time as onward they should go,
Not all at once, but daily some to flow.
"The Princess Betrothed To The King Of Garba" by Jean de La Fontaine

In news:

But the GOP has also conceded on entitlements.
Mitt Romney concedes the presidency at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (Getty Images).
A ndrew Sullivan will concede that moving while blogging a presidential campaign wasn't the best planning.
Longtime political strategist Pat Hall of Norman concedes the state's electoral votes will go to Mitt Romney.
Morocco is widely perceived in the West as one of the Arab world's freest for journalism and speech, and Benchemsi readily concedes there is truth to this.
CLARKSVILLE, Tennessee — A Clarksville couple concedes their tiff was over feeding their pet guinea pig.
(AP) — A Clarksville couple concedes their tiff was over feeding their pet guinea pig.
"But budgets are always going to continue marching upwards," he conceded.
Disgraced Los Angeles County Assessor John Noguez will remain behind bars after his defense attorney conceded he couldn't afford the $1.16 million bail set Monday.
Supporters of a ballot question that would legalize physician- assisted suicide for the terminally ill in Massachusetts have conceded defeat, even though the vote is too close to call.
Puerto Rico's Gov Luis Fortuno concedes victory to his main challenger, Alejandro Garcia Padilla during a press conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, Nov 7, 2012.
Allen West, Controversial Tea Party Firebrand, Concedes In Florida House Race.
Senator Stephen Saland conceded defeat in his reelection bid, leaving only one of the four Republicans who backed marriage equality in office.
Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has conceded after given an ultimatum by the army to sit down for talks with the opposition.
Romney heads to hotel ballroom to publicly concede.
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In science:

First, the answer concedes that the perdurantist can provide an account of persistence (in other jargon: a diachronic criterion of identity) for a point-particle in a void.
On the Persistence of Homogeneous Matter
Agreed, the notions of velocity, acceleration etc., as usually understood, presuppose the notion of persistence; (as I conceded in Section 1.2 and will discuss in Section 4.2).
On the Persistence of Homogeneous Matter
Even conceding on this last example and similar ones, the real shortcomings of Theorem 3.1 are two—or maybe three.
Recurrence for persistent random walks in two dimensions
Alice and Bob concede to the fact that there will always be noise in their channel, but they only accept unbiased noise.
Raw-data attacks in quantum cryptography with partial tomography
Their magnitudes significantly concede the sound velocity value s taken in the absence of an external magnetic field.
Electromagnetic quantum waves and their effect on the low temperature magnetoacoustic response of a quasi-two-dimensional metal
Einstein here conceded to Bohr that this was not possible.
Hidden Variables, Non Contextuality and Einstein-Locality in Quantum Mechanics
Factist: Let’s not go back to that! You already conceded that there’s nothing wrong with an ignorance interpretation of a proper mixture. I don’t claim that anyone necessarily knows the phase, but simply that there is a well-defined phase.
Dialogue Concerning Two Views on Quantum Coherence: Factist and Fictionist
It is undoubtedly the case that drawing comparisons between postmodernism and pseudoscience has a certain appeal, even if Sokal concedes that he has only found a few postmodern thinkers who rally to the cause of the pseudosciences.
The Latest on the Sokal Affair: Beyond Three Extremisms
One can argue with culture forever and, apparently, get nowhere. I thus finally concede: Pluto is a planet because we say it is and for no other reason.
Planetesimals To Brown Dwarfs: What is a Planet?
If one concedes that both methods of knowledge acquisition lead to disjoint sets of possible results one may wonder whether or not this form of seemingly related but in fact non-overlapping methods of investigation constitutes new circumstances in terms of the philosophy of science.
Informal Control code logic
In case of a bow ler the numerator becomes number of runs conceded.
Bernoulli Runs: Using "Book Cricket" to Evaluate Cricketers
In fairness, it must be conceded that most of these scenarios are still valid, although many have fallen out of favor.
High-Energy Aspects of Solar Flares: Overview of the Volume
Another needless free kick conceded by Perez and this time he is given his marching order.
Towards Real-Time Summarization of Scheduled Events from Twitter Streams
They concede this could be due to two or more point sources, but estimate the chance of finding two sources of suitable flux in such a small region as 4 square degrees is < 5%.
ROSAT Observations of the Galactic Wind in M82
However, a wealth of diverse observations are beginning to seriously test inflation, and even someone who is not an early-Universe optimist would have to concede that inflation is likely to be tested in a significant way within the next five years or so.
Inflation: From Theory to Observation and Back
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