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concede

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1 to accept the truth or existence of (something) usually reluctantly

  • she grudgingly conceded his point
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come clean (about)

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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
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say uncle, throw in the towel (also throw in the sponge)

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Synonym Discussion of concede

grant, concede, vouchsafe, accord, award mean to give as a favor or a right. grant implies giving to a claimant or petitioner something that could be withheld.
    • granted them a new hearing
concede implies yielding something reluctantly in response to a rightful or compelling claim.
    • even her critics concede she can be charming
vouchsafe implies granting something as a courtesy or an act of gracious condescension.
    • vouchsafed the secret to only a few chosen disciples
accord implies giving to another what is due or proper.
    • accorded all the honors befitting a head of state
award implies giving what is deserved or merited usually after a careful weighing of pertinent factors.
    • awarded the company a huge defense contract

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