concede defeat


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

Examples of concede defeat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web However, these lawmakers did not plot to overthrow the election and Gore did concede defeat. Sudiksha Kochi, USA TODAY, 5 Aug. 2023 But the question really is, what if Putin does not negotiate, does not escalate, remains in power, but just continue fighting and does not concede defeat? Foreign Affairs, 27 Feb. 2023 While refusing to concede defeat, Trump eventually relinquished power peacefully and departed for his home at Mar-a-Lago. Mark Whitaker, Washington Post, 15 July 2021 But given the complications of the American transition of power, with the requirements for security clearances and Senate confirmation already slowed by Mr. Trump’s refusal to concede defeat and cooperate with Mr. Biden, top officials might not be in place very soon. Steven Erlanger, New York Times, 17 Nov. 2020 Klain’s appointment is the latest in a series of steps Biden has taken to build his administration and prepare for a transition to power even as Trump has refused to concede defeat. Janet Hook, Los Angeles Times, 11 Nov. 2020 No presidential candidate has ever refused to concede defeat once all the votes were counted and legal challenges resolved. Amy McKeever, National Geographic, 8 Nov. 2020 One thing that’s certain, though, is that Alphabet won’t simply roll over and concede defeat. Bernard Marr, Forbes, 20 Feb. 2023 Brazil’s Bolsonaro declined to concede defeat in his first address since the election. Los Angeles Times, 2 Nov. 2022 See More

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“Concede defeat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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