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concede verb

ADV. 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.

VERB + CONCEDE 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

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