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  1. concede

    • IPA[kənˈsēd]

    美式

    • v.
      admit that something is true or valid after first denying or resisting it;admit (defeat) in a contest
    • verb: concede, 3rd person present: concedes, gerund or present participle: conceding, past tense: conceded, past participle: conceded

    • 釋義

    動詞

    • 1. admit that something is true or valid after first denying or resisting it I had to concede that I'd overreacted that principle now seems to have been conceded 同義詞 admit, acknowledge, accept, allow, grant, ... 更多反義詞 deny
    • admit (defeat) in a contest he conceded defeat
    • admit defeat in (a contest) ready to concede the gold medal
    • 2. surrender or yield (something that one possesses) to concede all the territory he'd won 同義詞 surrender, yield, give up, relinquish, cede, ... 更多反義詞 retain, gain
    • grant (a right, privilege, or demand) their rights to redress of grievances were conceded once more
    • (in sports) fail to prevent the scoring of (a goal or point) by an opponent the coach conceded three safeties rather than kick into the wind
    • allow (a lead or advantage) to slip he took an early lead that he never conceded