Meaning of CONCESSION in English


con ‧ ces ‧ sion /kənˈseʃ ə n/ BrE AmE noun

[ Date: 1600-1700 ; Language: French ; Origin: Latin concessio , from concedere ; ⇨ ↑ concede ]

1 . SOMETHING YOU ALLOW SOMEBODY [countable] something that you allow someone to have in order to end an argument or a disagreement ⇨ concede

concession to

a policy of no concessions to terrorists

The British were not prepared to make any concessions.

concession on

his readiness to make concessions on many of the issues raised

concession from

We will try to force further concessions from the government.

major/important/substantial concession

The committee has won a number of major concessions from the prison authorities.

2 . A RIGHT [uncountable and countable] a special right that a particular person or group of people is allowed to have, for example by the government or an employer, or the act of giving or allowing something as a right:

the ending of tax concessions for home owners

the import/export concessions that had been granted to the island

concession of

the concession of autonomy to the universities

3 . PRICE REDUCTION [countable] British English a reduction in the price of tickets, ↑ fee s etc for certain groups of people, for example old people or children SYN reduction :

To qualify for travel concessions you have to be 60.

Open daily, adults £4, concessions £2 (=people who have the right to a concession pay £2) .

4 . CHANGE OF BEHAVIOUR [countable] a change in your behaviour that you make because of a particular situation or idea:

He took off his jacket as a concession to the heat.

He made no concessions to fashion.

5 . BUSINESS [countable] American English

a) the right to have a business in a particular place, especially in a place owned by someone else:

The company owns valuable logging and mining concessions.

b) a small business that sells things in a place owned by someone else:

Joe runs a hamburger concession in the mall.

6 . THINGS SOLD concessions [plural] American English the things sold at a concession stand

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■ verbs

▪ make a concession

The government made some concessions in order to satisfy the rebels.

▪ offer a concession

The King was prepared to offer some concessions to France.

▪ win/obtain/gain/secure a concession

In the end, the strikers returned to work having won few concessions.

▪ extract a concession (=make someone give you one)

The Indian government was able to extract concessions on the price of oil.

■ adjectives

▪ a major/important concession

We made some major concessions in order to protect national security.

▪ a significant/substantial concession

Israel refused to give up Sinai without some significant concession on Egypt's part.

▪ a minor/small concession

Washington made a few minor concessions in the climate talks.

▪ a further concession

They refused any further concessions in the argument over agricultural exports.

▪ a military/political etc concession

In the past they have tried to exchange territorial concessions for peace.

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