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American English: /kənˈsid/
British English: /kənˈsiːd/

Translation of concede in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1 (admit)
    to concede defeat
    admitir la derrota
    darse por vencido
    that's true, he conceded
    —eso es cierto —reconoció or admitió
    Example sentences
    • Senate Majority Leader John Hottinger conceded defeat to Governor Tim Pawlenty this afternoon.
    • As much as I hated to concede defeat, I opened the door and asked, ‘Anyone have any ideas?’
    • Milosevic lost the elections, but even two weeks later, he still refused to concede defeat.
    Example sentences
    • When the allegations were put to McKellar, he denied them while conceding that complaints had been made.
    • The Liberal Democrats have already conceded that they cannot deny him a further term in office.
    • This is clear to see on page 41 of the originating judgment where the trial judge relied on that alibi which Mr Smith now concedes is not true.
  • 2 (allow)
    to concede something to somebody
    concederle algo a alguien
    he conceded the point to the chairman
    le concedió la razón al presidente
    Example sentences
    • The Sikhs had to agitate for nearly 15 years until their demand was conceded in 1966.
    • But the biggest present was a letter on the fax from Jack McConnell conceding her demand for an independent inquiry into the shambles of the Holyrood building.
    • If Cork demands are conceded, and other counties follow suit, then it would be reasonable to suggest that there will be many players constantly taking time off to train and play.
  • 3 (give away)
    they conceded an early goal
    concedieron un gol en los primeros minutos del partido
    Example sentences
    • Not all periods of the game are of equal tactical significance, and the ability to play through the dying minutes without panic, and without conceding possession and position is a vital one.
    • But Anderlecht were an increasing danger, going forward down both flanks and profiting from Liverpool conceding possession.
    • The home keeper showed immense bravery in just 4 minutes when he dived at the feet of Andy Clark after Derek Clark had carelessly conceded possession.
    Example sentences
    • The situation at the break, 1-0 ahead, was familiar to Kendal but in their three previous matches they had failed to score, conceded goals and lost.
    • A strong defensive partnership between Ellie Hargreaves and Annabel Graham at the back prevented any goals being conceded during the morning.
    • While they don't concede goals frivolously, getting the ball in the net has become something of a luxury.

intransitive verb

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