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  1. #1
    Unregistered Guest

    Default concede defeat/victory

    "Kerry concedes defeat"
    Do these all work and mean the same thing?
    1-1. Kerry concedes defeat.
    1-2. Kerry concedes defeat to Bush.
    2-1. Kerry concedes victory.
    2-2. Kerry concedes victory to Bush.
    3. Kerry concedes to Bush.
    No political interest, but just linguistic interest.
    Thank you.

  2. #2
    Natalie27 Guest

    Default Re: concede defeat/victory

    [QUOTE=Unregistered]"Kerry concedes defeat"
    Do these all work and mean the same thing?
    1-1. Kerry concedes defeat...he acknowledges defeat/admits defeat.
    1-2. Kerry concedes defeat to Bush...Kerry reluctantly admits Bush's defeat??? ( doesn't make sense in here because I am pretty sure he would've been exctatic to win this election)
    2-1. Kerry concedes victory...Kerry admits victory
    2-2. Kerry concedes victory to Bush...Kerry admits (reluctantly) Bush's victory.
    3. Kerry concedes to Bush.Kerry surrenders to Bush.
    No political interest, but just linguistic interest.
    Thank you.[/QUOTE
    dictionary definition of concede:
    1. To acknowledge, often reluctantly, as being true, just, or proper; admit. See synonyms at acknowledge.
    2. To yield or grant (a privilege or right, for example).
    v.intr.
    To make a concession: yield: The losing candidate conceded at midnight after the polls had closed.
    give over; surrender or relinquish to the physical control of another

    hope it helps

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