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concede -- as in: concede the point
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  • Mankind will surely not deny to Harold Skimpole what it concedes to the butterflies!
  • Her head concedes it, and Volumnia is enchanted.
  • You come here to make a remarkably modest demand, which you have just stated, and it not being conceded, you will come again.
  • Sir Leicester’s gallantry concedes the point, though he still feels that to bring this sort of squalor among the upper classes is really—really— "I was about to say," resumes the lawyer with undisturbed calmness, "that whether he had died by his own hand or not, it was beyond my power to tell you.

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  • The candidate conceded after enough votes had come in to show that he would lose
  • There are also many modifications of language, which we concede to the poets.
    Aristotle  --  The Poetics of Aristotle

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