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concede

Pronunciation: /kənˈsiːd/

Translation of concede in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 (admit) [failure/inability/superiority] reconocer* to concede defeat admitir la derrota, darse* por vencido that's true, he conceded —eso es cierto —reconoció or admitió
    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.
    1.2 (allow) [right/privilege] conceder to concede sth to sb concederle algo a algn 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.
    1.3 (give away) [game/penalty] conceder they conceded an early goal concedieron un gol en los primeros minutos del partido
    Example sentences
    • It took only minutes before Karae was ready to concede the equestrianship title to Yelan.
    • Many in the party seemed helpless before the Republican success, ready to concede the 2004 election.
    • A moment later he told members of his campaign that he was ready to concede the election to Bush, which he did several minutes later over the telephone.
    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/verbo intransitivo

  • (admit defeat) admitir la derrota, darse* por vencido; [Sport/Deporte] abandonar
    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.

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