concede concede  /kən ˈsid/


  1. (v) admit (to a wrongdoing)
  2. (v) be willing to concede
  3. (v) give over; surrender or relinquish to the physical control of another
  4. (v) acknowledge defeat


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  1. While Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton reminisced about her campaign and talked of a need to unite the party on Tuesday night, she did not concede.
  2. As a result, almost every element, not just red meat and poultry, is now a potential carrier of pathogens, government and industry officials concede.
  3. If he picks heads of state, he will effectively concede Osama bin Ladens point that Islam is a political reality.


  1. Spain vs. Netherlands: Score and Recap for Euro U-21 Championship Match

    Spain continued its domination of the U-21 Championships on Wednesday, defeating the Netherlands 3-0 behind goals from Alvaro Morata, Isco and Álvaro Vázquez. With the win, Spain finished atop Group B with nine points and has yet to concede a goal for the tournament, while the Dutch finish second in the group with six points.  That match was largely dominated by Spain, which held 57 percent of ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

  2. DuBos: Sheriff, mayor need to negotiate over consent decree

    A federal judge is asking Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Sheriff Marlin Gusman to try to resolve their differences about paying for the city’s troubled jail. And that’s the topic of this week’s Commentary by Eyewitness News Political Analyst and Gambit columnist Clancy DuBos. Clancy DuBos / Eyewitness News Political Analyst By now even Sheriff Marlin Gusman should concede that Orleans Parish Prison is ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: WWL-TV, Channel 4 New Orleans

  3. Soccer-Italy concede two late goals, held by Haiti

    RIO DE JANEIRO, June 11 (Reuters) - Italy were embarrassed by Haiti as they conceded two late goals and were held to a 2-2 draw in a friendly on Tuesday. Emanuele Giaccherini gave Italy's second-string team a flying start by scoring after only 19 seconds and, after Haiti had wasted several good chances to equalise, substitute Claudio Marchisio added a second in the 72nd minute. Olrish Saurel ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News


  1. British prime minister Brown said: "This tragedy reinforces our commitment to confront terrorism. It strengthens our determination never to concede to the demands of terrorists, nor to pay ransoms."
    on Jun 3, 2009 By: Gordon Brown Source: AFP

  2. "The funny thing is, we talk about, you know, don't concede early," Bocanegra said. "And man, it's been our trademark lately, conceding early."
    on Jun 13, 2010 By: Carlos Bocanegra Source: The Associated Press

  3. "I readily concede it won't produce a barrel of oil tomorrow, but it will reverse the psychology," Bush told a White House news conference - his first since late April.
    on Jul 15, 2008 By: President Bush Source: FOXNews

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