Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts


1) give up on something, or admit that sth is true
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    • concede defeat
  • Analysis
     ‘To concede’ is to relinquish or stand down or give up something. This is a very formal verb used generally in formal or professional scenarios. You might concede your seat on a board, concede that someone else was correct or concede something in negotiations. Similar in meaning to ‘relinquish’ ‘to admit’ or ‘to give up’. 
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. The candidate conceded the election after the polling stations closed.
    2. The retreating army conceded defeat to avoid further losses.
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