Definitions and Examples of concede, yield
Learn when and how to use these words with these examples!
To admit that something is true or valid after first denying or resisting it.
After a long argument, he finally conceded that he was wrong.
To give up or surrender to someone or something.
The army had to yield to the enemy after running out of ammunition.
Key Differences: concede vs yield
- 1Concede implies admitting the truth or validity of something after initially denying or resisting it.
- 2Yield implies giving up or surrendering to someone or something.
Effective Usage of concede, yield
- 1Debate: Use contend and concede in debates to express opposing views.
- 2Negotiation: Use yield in negotiations to indicate willingness to compromise.
- 3Sports: Use contend to describe teams or players competing against each other, and yield to describe giving way to an opponent.
The antonyms of contend are concede and yield. Concede implies admitting the truth or validity of something after initially denying or resisting it, while yield implies giving up or surrendering to someone or something. These words can be used in debates, negotiations, and sports contexts.