US: /kənˈsid/
UK: /kənsˈiːd/

English Vietnamese dictionary

concede /kən'si:d/
  • ngoại động từ
    • nhận, thừa nhận
      • to concede a point in an argument: thừa nhận một điểm trong cuộc tranh luận
    • cho, nhường cho
      • to concede a privilege: cho một đặc quyền
    • (thể dục,thể thao), (từ lóng) thua

Advanced English dictionary

+ verb
1 ~ sth (to sb)
~ sb sth to admit that sth is true, logical, etc: [V speech] 'Not bad,' she conceded grudgingly. + [V (that)] He was forced to concede (that) there might be difficulties. + [VN] I had to concede the logic of this. + [VN, VNN] He reluctantly conceded the point to me. + He reluctantly conceded me the point. + [VN that] It must be conceded that different judges have different approaches to these cases.
2 ~ sth (to sb)
~ sb sth to give sth away, especially unwillingly; to allow sb to have sth: [VN] The President was obliged to concede power to the army. + England conceded a goal immediately after half-time. + [VNN] Women were only conceded full voting rights in the 1950s.
3 ~ (defeat) to admit that you have lost a game, an election, etc: [V] After losing this decisive battle, the general was forced to concede. + [VN] Injury forced Hicks to concede defeat.

Thesaurus dictionary

1 admit, allow, grant, acknowledge, confess, own (up or to or up to), accept:
I conceded that I had no business in the bank after closing.
2 grant, yield, surrender, cede, give up, submit, resign, relinquish, abandon, waive:
In chess, upon the loss of a queen, many players will concede. She has conceded any right to the estate of her uncle.

Collocation dictionary


eventually, finally | readily
She readily concedes that there is much work still to be done.
| grudgingly, reluctantly
He reluctantly conceded that he was not fit enough to play in the match.


be forced to | be prepared to, be willing to
He was not prepared to concede that he had acted illegally.
| be reluctant to, be unwilling to | refuse to


The firm should concede a significant salary increase to its employees.

Concise English dictionary

+admit, make a clean breast of
+be willing to concede
+give over; surrender or relinquish to the physical control of another
+acknowledge defeat