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concede to (someone or something)

To yield to someone or something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "concede" and "to." He's so stubborn that I doubt he'll ever concede to what I want. The candidate called to concede to his opponent after the final vote was announced.
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concede something to someone or something

to yield something to someone or a group; to grant something to someone or something. At midnight, Ronald conceded the election to his opponent.
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concede to someone or something

to yield to someone or a group; to give in to someone or a group. In the end we conceded to the demands of the petition. I will not concede to you.
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The union does best when it holds out and when the firm concedes.
concede more), the firm's expected profit from conceding decreases (because by conceding firms have to pay higher wages).
According to Hicks, the employer concession curve will start off from some offer wage independent of the union effect, possibly at the pre-negotiation wage, then slope upwards, since profit losses for the firm are proportional to expected strike duration, but flatten out at some point beyond which the firm would not be willing to concede any farther, as such high wages could drive the firm to bankruptcy.
Such misperceptions lead to an impasse, because the union now is willing to concede as low a wage as [W.
Gordon Brown is 11-8 to concede defeat late tomorrow
We do know if we continue dropping points we'll put ourselves out of contention, but I would never concede now.
12 MINS: Australia concede a penalty five metres inside their own half.
But it is going to be very difficult to go through the tournament and concede just one try,as Australia did in 1999.
But we go into every game trying very hard not to concede any points,and certainly not to concede a try.
This is exacerbated in situations where both the taxpayer and the IRS concede issues during the course of the examination.
A solution could be brought closer to hand if political scientists would concede the limitations of their craft.