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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.
See also: concede, to
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
See also: concede, to
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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In the group stage, Morocco led Group A with four points from a win and two draws, scoring two goals and conceding one.
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"They've gone from a team that don't score (many) goals but don't concede to a team that don't score goals and are conceding and that's a worry for them."
ROY Hodgson claims Albion left themselves with a mammoth task after conceding twice from corners in the opening half at Molineux.
"But obviously you are judged on the whole performance and because of the interceptions we've given away and conceding two tries while down to 14 players, the stats don't look good.
He added: "It is really disappointing because we conceded four goals and normally we were not conceding these kind of goals.
"England's World Cup winning side set the defensive benchmark, conceding just four tries in 2002 and 2003.
As the national debate over the abuses ingrained in our capital punishment system continues, more and more people are conceding that there is an elephant in the room.
But I refuse to be intimidated by gender inquisitors into conceding that said person is a member of the opposite sex.
Lacerte, while conceding that statement, maintained that the "error" would have been picked up had we run its built-in diagnostic program -- a point we readily concede.
We suggest, however, that the invocation of the $15.8 billion tax gap figure after conceding that the IRS's Appeals Division concedes 75 percent of that amount represents the height of disingenuousness.
Tunisia led the group with 15 points from five wins, scoring 12 goals and conceding four.
At the same stage last season the Reds had three clean sheets and just two goals against on their way to finishing second, conceding goals in only half their league matches.