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[Tn, Tf, Dn.n, Dn.pr] ~ sth (to sb) admit that sth is true, valid, proper, etc 承认某事属实﹑ 有效﹑ 合理等: concede a point (to sb) in an argument 在辩论中承认(某人的)某一点正确 * concede defeat, ie admit that one has lost 承认失败 * I was forced to concede that she might be right. 我不得不承认可能是她对. * It's certainly big, I'll concede you that. 那确实很大, 在这一点上我向你认输.
[Tn, Dn.pr] ~ sth (to sb) give sth away; allow (sb else) to have sth 将(某物)让出; 允许(他人)得到(某物): We cannot concede any of our territory, ie allow another country to have it. 我们寸土不让(不让他国得到). * England conceded a goal (to their opponents) in the first minute. 英格兰队在第一分钟就输(给对方)一分.
[I, Tn] admit that one has lost (a game, an election, etc) 承认自己输掉(一局﹑ 一次竞选等): The chess-player conceded (the game) when he saw that his position was hopeless. 棋手一看出自己陷入绝境, 就承认(那局)输了. Cf 参看 concession 1.