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Definition of Concession

Concession

  1. The act of conceding or yielding; usually implying a demand, claim, or request, and thus distinguished from giving, which is voluntary or spontaneous.
  2. 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.

Concession Quotations

Once you consent to some concession, you can never cancel it and put things back the way they are.
Howard Hughes

If you want to do anything, do it now, without compromise or concession, because you have only one life.
Gao Xingjian

You may gain temporary appeasement by a policy of concession to violence, but you do not gain lasting peace that way.
Anthony Eden

My daddy died when I was two years old. My mother raised my two older brothers and me. And we couldn't have had a better situation. I mean, she was the - ran the concession stand at the Little League, and she was the first woman president of The Touchdown Club, the booster club for the high school football team. And so, I had a wonderful childhood.
Haley Barbour

Each concession we make is accompanied by an inner diminution of which we are not immediately conscious.
Emile M. Cioran
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Concession Translations

concession in Swedish is medgivande, eftergift
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