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Definition to yield or admit — usually after dispute
  • The candidate conceded after enough votes had come in to show that he would lose
  • It can have no pure right over my person and property but what I concede to it.
    Thoreau, Henry David  --  Walden & on the Duty of Civil Disobedience
  • There are also many modifications of language, which we concede to the poets.
    Aristotle  --  The Poetics of Aristotle
  • If you'll concede the necessity of going to school, we'll go on reading every night just as we always have.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • concede = admit (or yield to)
  • "Yes, he's a good boy," conceded Francie, "but even if he was bad, you wouldn't notice it."
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • conceded = admitted
  • you had to concede that it was possible.
    Franz Kafka  --  Metamorphosis
  • concede = admit (yield to the idea)
  • I don't gamble, if you will concede that poker is a game of skill.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Glory Road
  • concede = admit
  • "I mighta," conceded Mayella.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • conceded = admitted
  • "He might have hurt me a little," Atticus conceded, "but son, you'll understand folks a little better when you're older."
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • conceded = admitted
  • It was all right to shut him up, Mr. Radley conceded, but insisted that Boo not be charged with anything: he was not a criminal.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • conceded = accepted
  • You must concede that there are abuses...
    Eliot, George  --  Middlemarch
  • I always suppose anything people please, and, besides, you must concede something to diseased minds.
    Dumas, Alexandre  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • "Maybe," conceded Max, cheered a bit by her optimism.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Second Siege
  • In conceding all this, the question of expense must be given up.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • It can have no pure right over my person and property but what I concede to it.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Resistance to Civil Government
  • "I suppose I could pull a few strings," she conceded.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • She nodded "I concede the point.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Titan's Curse
  • "It was partly to get you to do something," I conceded.
    Henry James  --  The Turn of the Screw
  • "It is very warm for chicken," Mum conceded.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • Ned Land conceded this himself.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

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