concession

[k_ə_n_s_ˈɛ_ʃ_ə_n], [kənsˈɛʃən], [kənsˈɛʃən]

Antonyms for concession:

disavowal, responsibility, rejection, denial, duty, recantation, disconfirmation, Disallowance, Denegation, disclaimer, contradiction, negation, repudiation, renouncement, obligation, burden, Nonadmission.


Definitions of concession:

  1.   The act of yielding or conceding; the thing yielded; a grant; acknowledgment by way of apology. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  2.   a point conceded or yielded; " they won all the concessions they asked for" – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  3.   The act of granting or yielding; the thing conceded; land, privileges, etc., granted by a government to a company, etc., for some special purpose. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4.   A thing yielded; an acknowledgment or admission; a boon; a grant; esp. a grant by government of a privilege or right to do something; as, a concession to build a canal. – Newage Dictionary DB
  5.   The act of conceding; the thing conceded. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6.   the act of conceding or yielding – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  7.   The act of conceding, or that which is conceded. – The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8.   Act of conceding; allowance; grant. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9.   The act of conceding or yielding; usually implying a demand, claim, or request, and thus distinguished from giving, which is voluntary or spontaneous. – Newage Dictionary DB
  10.   Act of conceding: the thing conceded: a grant. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11.   a contract granting the right to operate a subsidiary business; " he got the beer concession at the ball park" – Wordnet Dictionary DB

Quotes for concession:

  1. The Government and the Parliament, even the House of Lords, will consent to a large increase of electors; and men who have not considered the subject fully will imagine they have gained much by the concession – John Bright
  2. Each concession we make is accompanied by an inner diminution of which we are not immediately conscious. – Emile M. Cioran
  3. You may gain temporary appeasement by a policy of concession to violence, but you do not gain lasting peace that way. – Anthony Eden
  4. Do you know that the ready concession of minor points is a part of the grace of life? – Henry Harland
  5. Once you consent to some concession you can never cancel it and put things back the way they are. – Howard Hughes
  6. I have to say I've worked very few days of my life. I used to have to cut the lawn, and when I was in junior high school, I worked at a concession stand at a stadium. – Steve Nash
  7. I'm six foot four and a half and I have a temper. It's reserved for very important issues. If someone is asking me to make an artistic concession then I'll become a madman. – Tim Robbins
  8. Conciliation is not capitulation, nor is compromise to be deemed equivalent to imbalanced concession – Jalal Talabani

Usage examples for concession:

  1. At this gloomy moment Clara hoped to win over her father by a last concession – The Love Affairs of Great Musicians, Volume 2 by Rupert Hughes
  2. You refuse the concession of land, Sir? ” – Temporal Power by Marie Corelli
  3. This would be positively the last concession to the Dream. ” – Comrade Yetta by Albert Edwards
  4. They could obtain not one single solitary tariff concession – The Canadian Commonwealth by Agnes C. Laut
  5. But how had that concession been received by the people of Ireland? ” – Maxims And Opinions Of Field-Marshal His Grace The Duke Of Wellington, Selected From His Writings And Speeches During A Public Life Of More Than Half A Century by Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington
  6. “ " All right," said he, as though making a decent concession – Command by William McFee
  7. You'll have to make that concession to the world, my darling. ” – Burning Sands by Arthur Weigall
  8. In the first place, a man whose bill is paid for him always makes some concession to the man who pays it. ” – The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope
  9. But he would make no concession he stood upon his rights. ” – A Country Gentleman and his Family by Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
  10. Her power of cold reticence; which she could employ at will, was something that fascinated him almost as much as that habit of impulsive concession which seemed to came neither from her will nor her reason. ” – April Hopes by William Dean Howells Last Updated: February 27, 2009
  11. “ I was told that he had gone back to his concession – Boy Scouts in an Airship by G. Harvey Ralphson
  12. “ France had been forced to her concession by war. ” – American Merchant Ships and Sailors by Willis J. Abbot
  13. During the train passage, he made the concession of keeping away from Bertram, and grouped himself off in the other double seat. ” – The Readjustment by Will Irwin
  14. “ Estelle could hardly hide her satisfaction at this unexpected concession – The Spinners by Eden Phillpotts
  15. But while the demand for reform seemed to have grown weaker and its concession more remote, the aspect of foreign affairs was much more favourable. ” – A Short History of English Liberalism by Walter Lyon Blease
  16. He did not explain that the dinner was really a thoughtful concession to his companion. ” – When A Man's A Man by Harold Bell Wright
  17. They would concede nothing, and would stand up and fight if the word concession were named to them. ” – Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope
  18. There was to be no concession to imagination, none to convention, none to that insidious form of human weakness known as good taste. ” – Quick Action by Robert W. Chambers
  19. My husband is to go back when he has- what you call it- established his claim- concession – A Little Girl in Old Quebec by Amanda Millie Douglas
  20. At last, without compromise, and equally without the slightest concession to the natural human passion for vindication, the momentous step had been taken. ” – The Honorable Senator Sage-Brush by Francis Lynde

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