Translation of concede in Spanish:

concede

reconocer, v.

Pronunciation: /kənˈsiːd//kənˈsid/

transitive verb

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    (admit)
    (inability/failure/superiority) reconocer
    to concede defeat darse por vencido
    • that's true, he conceded —eso es cierto —reconoció / admitió
    • The Liberal Democrats have already conceded that they cannot deny him a further term in office.
    • As much as I hated to concede defeat, I opened the door and asked, ‘Anyone have any ideas?’
    • This is clear to see on page 41 of the originating judgment where the trial judge relied on that alibi which Mr Smith now concedes is not true.
    • Janice agreed, and Kate conceded the argument.
    • Finally, Graham conceded defeat after a few futile moments of trying to reach the memory that was dancing on the very edges of his mind.
    • But why are so many of us so ready to concede defeat?
    • Although markets were jittery during the day as votes in the key state of Ohio were counted, stocks were buoyed after Mr Kerry conceded defeat.
    • He could see, however, that Erin didn't agree and conceded that, compared to New York, Sheridan was nothing.
    • It was true, they conceded, that many people in Brecon went elsewhere for some of their shopping.
    • The people of Stromness conceded defeat this week at a second public meeting about the proposed ferry access walkway.
    • From the beginning Killarney were eager to gain revenge on St. Declan's for a defeat they conceded to us two years ago.
    • It is true, I concede, that the whole world seems to be in love with Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
    • The Conservatives were confident of victory but the line of red votes inched out in front and Miss Ellison conceded defeat graciously.
    • Their attackers had conceded defeat too promptly.
    • On July 2, Thailand conceded defeat to currency speculators and let the baht float against the dollar.
    • He wrote Ted Kennedy's famous speech at the 1980 Democratic convention when Kennedy conceded defeat to Jimmy Carter.
    • It is true, as I concede in the essay, that money is fungible.
    • Hirsch concedes as ‘self-evidently true’ the notion that one cannot know for certain the author's intended meaning.
    • It is true that Mr Dayman conceded that he was not actually in the case in March 1996, and that he was not able to give direct evidence on the point.
    • As Mr Threlfall readily concedes and accepts, you understand that this is going to result in a custodial sentence.
    • The advertising industry has conceded defeat in its battle to ward off statutory regulation of children's advertising.
    • Now the taxman has conceded defeat after accepting that the organisation is run by volunteers - even though it does employ some staff.
    • He conceded the council accepted that maintenance work at the landfill was a likely contributory cause.
    • Alex Barr, soon-to-be one of three head honchos of an even-bigger Big Partnership, has conceded defeat on another front.
    • And how often can you remember Bill Gates conceding defeat to little Apple?
    • Yet again Gilbert concedes what he elsewhere denies.
    • However, Dolan has conceded defeat in trying to lure fellow loan ranger Peter Hawkins in a permanent move from relegated Wimbledon to Bootham Crescent
    • Wheen notes that ‘some scholars have assumed that Marx simply invented the story’ but concedes that ‘it may be true.’
    • Close colleagues of Wark's now concede that she accepts the holiday with McConnell was a ‘regrettable error of judgment’.
    • Senate Majority Leader John Hottinger conceded defeat to Governor Tim Pawlenty this afternoon.
    • Milosevic lost the elections, but even two weeks later, he still refused to concede defeat.
    • Her choice was the bedroom of a tiny studio apartment half a mile from campus, and there she emerged the winner, though it was well past midnight before Jack conceded defeat.
    • When the allegations were put to McKellar, he denied them while conceding that complaints had been made.
    • But Salmond appeared to concede that he had overreacted in his response to the PCC.
    • ‘That's true,’ she conceded, and they walked together towards the the bedroom.
    • In the end Aunt Louise conceded defeat and left Tallulah to her own devices.
    • All parties, including the government and the suppliers conceded the evidence as true.
    • The remaining 27 didn't necessarily agree with the tough new approach but did concede that environmental tobacco smoke was a serious issue.
    • However, Kilmovee conceded defeat and bowed out of the competition.
    • I concede that is probably true with respect to most gorillas and most men.
  • 2

    (allow)
    (right/privilege) conceder
    to concede sth to sb concederle algo a algn
    • he conceded the point to the chairman le concedió la razón al presidente
    • At one point, we wait for 10 minutes to cross a road, conceding right of way to five aircraft as they taxi and take off just metres away.
    • When the employer broadly conceded these demands there was nothing left to fight over.
    • If Cork demands are conceded, and other counties follow suit, then it would be reasonable to suggest that there will be many players constantly taking time off to train and play.
    • Someone ready to concede individual rights for greater safety.
    • Hence religion has conceded preferential rights to the mother and has enjoined upon the believers to treat their mothers with special consideration.
    • The fact is that to concede a right of this nature would have ruptured Marx's vision of a communist harmony.
    • The Sikhs had to agitate for nearly 15 years until their demand was conceded in 1966.
    • Dundas, created Viscount Melville in 1802, put severe pressure on liberals while conceding some radical demands.
    • ‘Naturally,’ replies Sir Humphrey, thus tacitly conceding the demand not to reveal his predecessor's mistakes.
    • Religious authorities never concede rights to their followers.
    • But the biggest present was a letter on the fax from Jack McConnell conceding her demand for an independent inquiry into the shambles of the Holyrood building.
    • In South Africa this year a ruling class which had always denied the vote to the great majority of the population was forced to concede universal suffrage at one blow.
    • Morrisons conceded the unions' demand for national negotiation.
    • Britain retained their loyalty and affection by progressively conceding their demands for greater freedom and autonomy over a period of more than a century.
    • Qualified privilege was conceded from the outset.
    • Even when an individual right was conceded, the amendment was proclaimed a useless anachronism.
    • The VHP had decided to launch an agitation to get its demand conceded by the Central government.
    • Party spokesmen were shouted down, since they refused to concede these demands.
    • Even imperial powers that were determined to retain their empires found themselves having to concede demands for independence.
    • Without the army, the imperial government lost its nerve and conceded the radicals' demands.
  • 3

    (give away)
    (game/penalty) conceder
    they conceded an early goal concedieron un gol en los primeros minutos del partido
    • In the final minutes York might have taken the lead, but their line-out composure deserted them and, without possession, they conceded penalties which drove them back.
    • They were back in the lead when Naas conceded a penalty right under the posts for going over the top; Flood obliging.
    • Blackburn once again converted but again Vale couldn't hold their lead and just five minutes later they lost possession at an untidy scrum and conceded a converted try.
    • A PENALTY conceded in the last minute denied Kendal a point on a blustery afternoon in Yorkshire.
    • But other types of companies aren't ready to concede their turf without a fight.
    • He was among those blamed for the ease with which possession was conceded in the first leg.
    • Pressure from Robbie Casey forced two Glenavon players to concede possession and John Martin was on hand to latch on to the loose ball.
    • The Wallabies budget for conceding about one try a game, with Muggleton admitting it was exceptional to keep the opposition tryless.
    • The situation at the break, 1-0 ahead, was familiar to Kendal but in their three previous matches they had failed to score, conceded goals and lost.
    • Consider that Carlow conceded possession 26 times in that opening half to Westmeath's 14 errors.
    • Does he think charging around needlessly conceding possession and struggling uselessly to win it back is the way forward?
    • We went forward and then conceded possession in midfield and that gave them their third.
    • I'm not ready to concede any black folk to the right just yet.
    • Possession was often conceded and both sides missed kickable penalties which could have conferred a clear advantage in what was a very tight match.
    • Instead, the aim seems to be to concede possession and prevent other teams using it with any creativity before hitting that quick ball forward.
    • The home keeper showed immense bravery in just 4 minutes when he dived at the feet of Andy Clark after Derek Clark had carelessly conceded possession.
    • While they don't concede goals frivolously, getting the ball in the net has become something of a luxury.
    • A strong defensive partnership between Ellie Hargreaves and Annabel Graham at the back prevented any goals being conceded during the morning.
    • Ireland didn't help their cause by conceding a large percentage of their own lineout possession.
    • York came out for the second half with fervour and threatened to sweep North away but they fell victim to losing possession and conceding penalties.
    • Briscoe makes a good block to deny McKenna and concede his team's first corner of the night
    • They thought he should be reined in and should concede territory to his colleagues to ensure Fine Gael dominance in Mayo.
    • In practical terms this means that we stop conceding territory to the enemy.
    • The only disappointment for the Villagers was the fact they conceded a controversial converted try late on to deny them a prized clean sheet.
    • But Anderlecht were an increasing danger, going forward down both flanks and profiting from Liverpool conceding possession.
    • He comes down from the clouds clutching his prize, only to be foiled, bottled up, either losing possession or conceding a free for over-holding.
    • Saval's defence was mainly to blame for this defeat after conceding three soft goals.
    • It left Tadcaster a mountain to climb after the interval but to their credit they tried to make a contest of it and did well to concede only one more in the last 35 minutes.
    • Not all periods of the game are of equal tactical significance, and the ability to play through the dying minutes without panic, and without conceding possession and position is a vital one.
    • The visitors were denied when they conceded another free-kick minutes from time. The ball struck the post but the Colne attackers were quicker to react and the winner was stabbed in.
    • Nicholas English readily admitted his team conceded a couple of soft goals and said it showed the value of Brendan Cummins to the team.
    • If the union wants more money it has to be ready to concede ground.
    • Having conceded a lot of possession around the middle of the park in the opening 35 minutes, Down made changes and Dan Gordon made his way out the field.
    • While their local rivals were scoring seven goals, York RI were on their way to conceding that amount in their 7-2 defeat by Ossett Common Rovers.
    • This is the biggest threat to Rangers because PSG will concede a lot of territory in the hope that one or two decent chances fall Anelka's way.
    • The old formation had conceded territory but it had produced the two best chances of the game, both from the head of Kewell.
    • Since 1999, when Australia won the World Cup by conceding only one try, it has become the accepted wisdom that defence wins big matches and trophies.
    • 57 mins: Bramble dives in on Neuville and concedes a free-kick right on the edge of the Newcastle penalty area.
    • Tunisia had strung a quintet across midfield, conceded territory and possession but bit on the counter and led in the eighth minute.
    • With a costly European defeat and nine goals conceded in two games, Strachan is already under the cosh with his first Old Firm derby looming.

intransitive verb

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    (admit defeat)
    admitir la derrota
    darse por vencido
    Sport abandonar