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Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?
The United States is also boosting its aid efforts. More than 2,200 Marines arrived aboard the amphibious ship USS Bataan, boosting overall US troop numbers to 7,000 either in Haiti or offshore.
boost = increase or raise
After this initial boost, recruiting will fall off again.
boost = encouragement
We have to give him a boost.
boost = the act of giving hope or support to someone
Germany mulls boosting troop levels in Afghanistan.
The committee have mulled over your suggestion but have decided not to accept it because of the cost.
I have to mull over your notion.
mull = reflect deeply on a subject; think over; ponder; mull-over
Jackie Smith concedes that the WSF could have had a greater impact on policies of economic globalization, but she says where the movement has made the greatest progress is in the minds of the population.
concede = admit; make a public avowal
The former president conceded the election to the opposing party.
The athlete conceded when he saw that he had lost.
concede = acknowledge defeat
The defeated nation conceded some of their land to the enemy.
concede = give up; yield; surrender
I concede that I might have been wrong.
concede = confess
He conceded ten points to his opponent.
concede = grant
Thank you for your efforts.