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concede

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of concede

  1. 1 to accept the truth or existence of (something) usually reluctantly <she grudgingly conceded his point> Synonyms acknowledge, agree, allow, admit, confess, fess (up), grant, own (up to)Related Words disburden, unburden, unload; affirm, avow, confirm, profess; accept, recognize, yield; announce, break, broadcast, communicate, declare, disclose, divulge, impart, proclaim, publish, reveal, spill, tell, unveil; betray, blab, expose, give away, inform, leak, rat, squeal, talk, tattle, tip (off), warn, wise (up); breathe, say, whisperNear Antonyms disallow, disavow, disclaim, disown; contradict, dispute, gainsay, negate, negative; rebut, refute, reject, repudiate; conceal, cover (up), hide, obscure, veil; kid (oneself)Antonyms deny

  2. 2 to cease resistance (as to another's arguments, demands, or control) <he conceded as soon as it became clear that he could not win> Synonyms blink, bow, budge, capitulate, yield, give in, knuckle under, quit, relent, submit, succumb, surrenderRelated Words acquiesce; deferNear Antonyms contend, fight, hold off; battle, breast, combat, confront, counter, defy, face, meet, object, oppose, repel; thwart, withstandAntonyms resist




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