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    concede, admit

    ‘That’s the only possible solution.’ ‘Yes, I suppose so,’ Charles conceded/admitted
    conceded has been written here on default.

    What's the difference between these two?
    What meaning does each word has? I've tried to look up in a dictionary, but the words' explanations are confusing to me. They are very similar and I can't completely get the difference.

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    Re: concede, admit

    In that context there is no difference of meaning. Say: 'What difference does each word have?'.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

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    Re: concede, admit

    What difference they have beyond this example? I guess concede carries the meaning of giving up, or something. For example: 2 persons are arguing and either of them says: all right dude, I concede you are right.

    Is it correct to think this way?
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    Re: concede, admit

    Quote Originally Posted by ShadeWe View Post
    What difference do they have beyond this example? I guess concede carries the meaning of giving up, or something. For example, 2 persons people are arguing and either one of them says "All right dude, I concede. You are right."

    Is it correct to think this way?
    Yes, in the context you gave, "concede" would suggest that one party has given up trying to convince the other.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: concede, admit

    Admit has other meanings like you got admitted to a college. You can't use concede there.

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