Was Mr. Ignatius afraid that by adding the “face-saving way,” he would be advocating some form of concession by Mr. Biden?
In addition to the windfall profits tax on energy firms and the end of concessions to taxpayers, Ms. Reeves also talks about trying to recover government money lost to fraud during the pandemic.
—New York Times
The Liberal Party appears to have made the most concessions — on criminal justice and individual freedoms.
—New York Times
the act of conceding or yielding
The noun concession comes in handy in negotiations — between countries, political parties, or even parents and their kids. Want a raise in your allowance? You may have to agree to do more chores as a concession before your parents will agree.
Although a concession in an argument is the act of yielding or granting something, don’t get confused and think that a concession stand is called that because the workers are granting you popcorn at the baseball stadium. Concessions at a ballpark or at another venue are called that because the stadium has granted the right to sell food to a certain provider. Chew on that the next time you’re munching on peanuts at a game.
The gloves were his one concession to weakness.
—Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Then I left the Bund and the concessions and walked into the Chinese world.
—Homesick by Jean Fritz
Game nights in the concession stand hit occasional lulls, so Theo and I entertained ourselves making plastic cup pyramids and talking about English class.
—Made You Up by Francesca Zappia
concession (n.)mid-15c., “act of granting or yielding” (especially in argumentation), from Old French concession (14c.) or directly from Latin concessionem (nominative concessio) “an allowing, conceding,” noun of action from past-participle stem of concedere “to give way, yield,” figuratively “agree, consent, give precedence,” from con-, here perhaps an intensive prefix (see con-), + cedere “to go, grant, give way” (from PIE root *ked- “to go, yield”).
From 1610s as “the thing or point yielded.” Meaning “property granted by government” is from 1650s. Sense of “grant of privilege by a government to individuals to engage in some enterprise” is from 1856, from a sense in French. Hence the meaning “grant or lease of a small part of a property for some specified purpose” (1897), the sense in concession stand “snack bar, refreshment stand.”Related entries & more
让步 (n.)mid-15c.，“给予或让步的行为”（尤其是在辩论中），源自古法语让步 (14c.) 或直接源自拉丁语让步（主格 让步）“允许，让步，”行动名词源自 concedere 的过去分词词根“让位，让步”，比喻“同意，同意，给予优先权”，源自 con-，这里可能是一个强化前缀（见 con-），+ cedere “去，让位，让位”（来自 PIE 根 *ked-“去，让步”）。从 1610 年代开始称为“产生的事物或点”。意思是“政府授予的财产”是从 1650 年代开始的。 “政府授予个人从事某些企业的特权”的含义是从1856年开始的，来自法语的含义。因此，意思是“为某些特定目的授予或租赁财产的一小部分”（1897 年），特许摊位的意思是“小吃店、茶点摊”。相关条目及更多
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