concede defeat

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of concede defeat

:to admit one has been defeated
  • They were forced to concede defeat.

Word by Word Definitions

concede play
  1. : to acknowledge grudgingly or hesitantly

  2. : to relinquish grudgingly or hesitantly

  3. : to accept as true, valid, or accurate

defeat play
  1. : destroy

  2. : nullify

  3. : frustrate

  1. : frustration by nullification or by prevention of success

  2. : destruction

  3. : an overthrow especially of an army in battle


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