concede-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: admit or acknowledge a proposition

Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1[agent] CONCEDE NP2
NOTE: usually implies a spoken or written statement by the subject.

He has conceded that his suspicions have proved groundless.
She wouldn't concede a single point during the debate.
Bill conceded he had taken on more than he could deliver.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: Statement
PropBank: concede.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2

Sense Number 2: surrender or relinquish something

Commentary: Syntax Includes: NP1[agent] CONCEDE NP2[goal] (PP{P NP[recipient]}) NP1[agent] CONCEDE NP2[goal] (PP{P NP[instrument]}) NP1[agent] CONCEDE NP2[patient] (PP{P NP[recipient]}) NP1[agent] CONCEDE NP2[patient] (PP{P NP[instrument]})

The populace has conceded yet more rights under the dictatorial regime.
He has just conceded the governor's race to his opponent.
John had to swerve his bicycle into the ditch because the car wouldn't concede an inch of the road.
The coach conceded three safeties rather than kick into the wind. (football)
Over the past three years the firm has conceded a lot of ground to its competitors.
He was forced to concede the gold medal when the committee determined he had used drugs.
Management is hoping that labor will concede a shorter work week in the negotiations.

VerbNet: future_having-13.3
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3, 4