concession


concession

noun

Definition of CONCESSION

1
the act or practice of each side giving up something in order to reach an agreement <when trying to get a raise in your salary, it's good to know the art of concession>
2
an open declaration of something (as a fault or the commission of an offense) about oneself <an abject concession of guilt from the governor is the only thing that will save her political career>
Synonyms acknowledgment (or acknowledgement), admission, avowal, concession, self-confession
3
something granted as a special favor <a concession to sell their T-shirts at the village fair>
Synonyms appanage (also apanage), boon, concession, honor

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up concession? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).